Posted 7/6/2014 1:45 AM (GMT -7)
Just wondering if anyone can help me if they have similar symptoms & similar diagnoses with mine.
My symptoms started with a very bad case of heartburn after just normal dinner in August 2013.
The next day, I had belching & bloating. Since I had gastroparesis in 2010 and the symptoms were similar, I immediately went back to my gastroparesis diet which included low fibre & low fat diet (but not low acid diet).
Since then, my symptoms progressively getting worse and changed to sour/acidic mouth, cold burning throat & upper chest, postnasal drip and occasional bloating/belching.
I went to see my specialist and at first he prescribed me with zantac 150 mg but it didn't help much.
Since 2 weeks ago, I've been having Nexium 20 mg 2x/day and then since 10 days ago amitriptyline aiming for 30 mg but starting dosage is 2.5mg.
My specialist believes that I have a sensitive gut, but the only test I did was the motility test to rule out gastroparesis (the result was negative). I haven't done any endoscopy, ph test or esophageal pressure test, etc. My specialist said that whatever the results are from those tests, the treatments are the same.
Since with nexium & amitriptyline, I could say there's a bit of improvement.
However, what confuses me is that even with a very strict diet, my symptoms seem to be up and down even with a very strict diet. A little change such as mixing my white rice with 1-2 tbs of red rice,or a snack of 1 portabello mushroom can cause me to have more symptoms. I'm really confused :(
I've bought her book Dropping Acid and tried to follow her diet to a T.
But it seems that many of her food listed there (induction diet), causes me to have symptoms even though other LPR sufferers don't, e.g. bananas, vit d capsule (it's just 1000IU), red rice, whole meal bread, skim milk.
It's like everything all over the place and I have a really hard time to know my trigger food or at least a staple diet that I could stick to.
I don't have problem with gluten as it seems white bread is ok.
- If any of you on ppis, which means lowering our stomach acid, have you had any prob digesting high fiber food such as whole meal bread, brown/red rice etc?
- Has anyone been diagnosed with hypersensitivity? My symptoms are related after having food.
Please if anyone has same symptoms (sour/acid mouth, burning throat & chest, post nasal drip, belching) and was diagnosed with hypersensitivity and was prescribed with amitriptyline (or similar drugs) and managed to get through this, please please share your experience.
I'm really scared and depressed :( Feeling really sorry to my husband & kids :(
Thank you in advance guys!