Hello everyone! My name is Pam and I am looking for some advice/support.
A few weeks ago, I suffered from an extreme attack of heartburn after eating a salad. I have had the regular heartburn issues over the years, but only every once and awhile, and nothing to worry about. Take a couple of Tums and all would be well. WELL... this attack left me with such pain that I could hardly breathe in. I then had a bout with diarreah and sharp pains in my abdomen. I also have had side/back pain along with all of these conditions. This went on for a few days. I thought maybe I had a bug, but it wouldn't go away. All of this was accompianied by pale/yellow stools. I went to my PCP and she was super convinced that it was a gall bladder issue. I went for the ultrasound this past Thursday and got the results on Monday - NO problems with gallstones. She decided that it must be GERD and advised that I take the 14 day routine of Pepcid AC and call her back and let her know if it's any better.
Ok.. I'm not a pill taker. I'm willing to try it. I just want to know if there is anyone else out there that has experienced what I am going through, or if you have any advice. I can buy the indigestion aspect of it, but the constant "gurgling" of my digestive system and the yellow stools has me really concerned.
Thanks for listening!!!!!!