im a 30/ m from michigan. have had gerd since a bout with food poisning in may 2004. this is gonna be a long post considering i have had a bad 2 years.
basically i gave up everything that im not suppost to be eating and drinking with this illness. i quit smoking after 11 years. right now im really sick and suffering with this, its the worst its ever been. i had my gallbladder out in march and ever since then my gerd got much worse and a host of new symptoms appeared. i developed chest pains, severe burning, weird stools, mucus.
ive had 2 upper endoscopies in the past year showing a small hiatal hernia, gastritis
2 colonoscopies, removed 3 colon polyps ( non cancer ) and found nothing else
ct scans, mri's, barium swallows, stool tests, blood tests
been two 2 different gi doctors
tested for h ployri 2 times ( negative )
they thought it might be ibs from the gallbladder removal or post gallbladder removal syndrome, but i get these attacks ever 2 weeks or so that last for 3-4 days. weird stools and gas, nausea. then it subsides. this latest attack has been horrible and i cant stop refluxing or burning. im so tired and fatuiged this time too. i was in the er saturday and was sent home saying im ok. my doctors said they have exhausted all conventional tests and are sending me to the U of M university hospital in ann arbor michigan on jan.26 for extensive testing. this is the 3rd time ive heard of the nissan fundo wrap surgury and how i may need it !!!!
my diagnosis have changed so many time in the past.
they thought i had : crohns, diverticulitis, malsorption, pancreatitis . but they were all ruled out
i have been on prilosec, aciphex and prevacid for drugs along with other various antacids.
i just want to feel better and im missing so much work due to this and my family kis really worried bout me too. its consuming my whole life and i cant stand it anymore. i just dont understand how i can be this sick, but the doctors cant find it. i know im being sent to a real good hospital/university, but it worries me that im going to be a lab rat instead of getting answers. at this point i would do anything to get my old life back, even if for a short period of time.
they are pretty much guessing on what the problems is ? they have mentioned sphinter of oddi disfuntion, but if i had that my blood work would be messed up. all i know is my reflux and nausea have been bad, but its been horrible the past 5 days and nothing helps it.
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