Well...I went in yesterday and had the scope done....I was very alert afterward and therefore remember everything the doc said. He first told me he saw nothing in my stomach...then he said he did find reflux...I questioned him about damage and he said no but since I was already on Nexium...it could have been there but is just now healed.
I am relieved with this news but feel like I am still where I was before. Why does my stomach burn, why do I have such bad chest pain/belching/etc....? I plan to continue the Nexium as he suggested but other than that the sheet of paper he gave me included anti-reflux stuff I already knew.
I just really feel like I need to get to the root of this whole thing in order to get healed. I had blood work done this week and they called and said everything looked okay. I go to my general doctor in a few days to have a complete workup and discuss the bloodwork and the results of the scope. I am hoping to get some help from him.
Yesterday I did not feel sleepy just kinda heavy so I laid around most of the day. This morning I woke up really refreshed but my ice water I swallowed my Nexium with really hurt my throat and esophagus. I fell back asleep (cause I get up really early to wake the house then nap an hour or so) and my husband woke me up saying there was a weird gurgling sound in my throat. I functioned well for a couple of hours and then sort of petered out. Guess that is why they told me yesterday not to go back to work today. So...I have spent today just lying around the house and getting up to do a load of laundry or dishes or something. I just feel crummy today and the chest pains which are relieved by major burping are unreal. They told me to expect that yesterday but it did not come till today.
Oh well..I just needed to get all that off my chest...
I will keep perusing this site...as it has helped me so much.
Glad I had the scope.....the doctor was just so vague...."found reflux". His perspective is definitely to take the Nexium to relieve the symptoms...his favorite word is CHRONIC!!