I am confused about
the endoscopy that I have so far refused!! Do I have to get put under for this? My doc says I have to have the i.v. with the versad and I will not remember the procedure. I have read that some people go in and just have their throats sprayed and swallow the tube. My g.i. doctor charges $2500.00 for this test and my insurance will not cover one cent!! I have to think the fee is connected to the i.v. and meds. It is only a 5 minute test!! My own doctor has said not to worry about
the test because they will prescribe nexium no matter what. I just got off the nexium after taking it for 5 months because I just don't believe they are good for you. I would pay the big bucks if I thought it would help but I am not convinced. Anyone know exactly what they will tell me based on the test? How do they PROVE it is gerd?!
I have also been reading that this could all be caused by being constipated....the stomach not emptying quickly enough and the vapors coming up the esophagus. I just started fiber and am hoping that will help. I am at my wit's end cause I just want to be normal. I watch this doctor on t.v. and he is convinced heartburn is caused by constipation in 98% of people....he says even if you have a daily b.m. you could still be constipated!!! Wouldn't a barium x-ray show this? I had this test done and was told it was negative....so what did it prove I don't have? Doctors tell you so little.
Any help from you guys would be appreciated. I hate dealing with this pain. I woke up this morning throwing up in my mouth....hello...it had been HOURS since I ate....where did the throw up come from? Makes no sense to me!!