They tested me for H. pylori through my blood, but that came back negative. Also, when they did the endoscopy, I am sure they tested me for it when they took a biopsy of the irritated area, but I've been so busy working that I didn't answer the call for the results on Thursday, so now I have to wait till Wednesday to call them. The pathology results didn't sound like they could be serious, because all the woman said was to just call back to get the results over the phone. I don't have any symptoms other than a tiny bit of nausea after I eat that would indicate H. pylori anyway.
This all started in my throat and nose, so this is why I wanted an ENT, but my doctor said he wouldn't refer me to one until I had an endoscopy done by a general surgeon, got that done, and I still haven't gotten a referral. I've suffered from bad tonsils all my life, no one would remove them when I was a kid, even though I had so many sore throats and strep throat twice a year. I even remember a doctor telling me that my tonsils aren't doing their job anymore, they're actually harboring bacteria instead of filtering it, but they still wouldn't remove them, and no one would say why.
I do need a GI doctor, I'm not going to lie. When I was 21/22, I suffered from stomach burning pain once or twice a month for a whole year, so bad that I was actually doubled over in pain. I had a GI doc then, because I had better insurance, and they didn't do much, said it sounded like ulcers and gave me some medication for it, which surprisingly made the pain go away. I always wonder if these two are linked some how, but when they did the scope, the surgeon said everything looked perfect in the stomach.
The burning tongue pain comes and goes, depending on what I eat, and how hard the food is. It's especially bad when I brush my teeth, but I switched to Sensodyne, which has helped somewhat with the burning. As I said, my symptoms are much too close to LPR, but the doctor keeps wanting to say GERD. I figure I should just switch doctors, but I have to wait for that. I could also try for a referral to a GI doc, but I'm sure this doctor will give me the run around with that too, just like he is for me wanting an ENT.