So I went to get an endoscopy today and per the doctor my esophagus is normal, my duodenum is normal but there are erosions of the antrum. Not sure what that means, the doctor popped his head and said you have erosions, but that was it, too much in a fog to ask more. I still have the excessive saliva and frequent burping. I feel like my stomach is in my chest. I wish I could understand what is going on. I for sure thought I had a hiatal hernia, I know you all aren't doctors. I was prescribed omeprazole for a month and a half and then have a follow up appt with the MD.
I can taste my stomach contents when I wake up, haven't had a good night sleep in ages. I just wish I knew what was going on, just so frustrated, when you feel unwell and you know something is wrong. I hope to have more answers when I get the results from the doctor in a couple weeks. Tired of being tired all the time and tired of having excessive mucous/saliva in my throat when I eat, just frustrated. Needed to vent a little.
I am also waiting for biopsy results from this procedure. So ready to call Dr. Gee's office and see if they can do anything for me. I want my life and my health back, and I don't want my life controlled by GERD. Ready to cry, from it all.
Folks I do want to share that PPI are not safe long term and we require stomach acid to help with digestion/absorption of nutrients. Also stomach acid serves as a protector against bad bacteria that can harm us. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jgh.13737/full
Thanks everyone for sharing.
Post Edited (Rangerdude) : 1/30/2018 9:27:32 PM (GMT-7)