My burning pain in my stomach got to be so bad that at 4:30 this morning, I headed to the ER. I was doubled over and couldn't take it anymore!!!
They hooked up an IV, gave me a GI cocktail and did an ultrasound-nothing unusual showed up there. They then gave me some morphine and that helped a lot-of course it would right??
Well then they sent me to my GI dr who did an emergency upper endoscopy this morning. He found gastritis (thats all that ever shows up). Everything else was normal. I told him that the morphine helped with the pain and that I didn't understand why completely.
He said he didn't understand why my pain was not matching my findings on the endoscope but did say that some people have pain that is so severe and could be linked to nerves or something?? Yes, I have gastritis but its not errosive or anything so it shouldn't be quite as bad as what I was having.
When I was on nortriptiline and such, I didn't have the GI pain. When I went off, WHAM!!
I also have Lyme disease. Maybe the pain is associated. The PPI's do not help with this at all. He did give me some Elavil to start trying. Im so hoping that will help.
Sorry this got long. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Why is it that I felt no burning pain while on the morphine (it was a very low dose by the way) or on the sedative from the procedure, but tonight I feel like I am burning to death again??