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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 7/29/2007 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Went to GP with some GERD-like symptoms: fullness after only eating small amounts or even after waking up in the AM not having eaten in hours, burping a lot, pressure, etc.  He put me on Prilosec and Zantac which I've been taking for almost a month, did blood work, sent me to gastroenterologist.  He immediately said it was IBS when I said once in awhile I have diarhea.  He also put me on dicyclomine and I have an EGD in 3 weeks.  This med causes headaches and makes me sleepy but doesn't relieve any of my symptoms.  Any ideas?  I only have the diarrhea only once or twice a week but the pressure in my chest and throat is the worst part.  It's certainly not debilitating - just scary.  One other possible connection I have run across is that I stopped taking Effexor about 3 months ago.  That's about when I started having GI problems - just not as bad as it is now. 

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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 8/3/2007 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   

hey there, i have a question: is the EGD the same as an endoscopy?  If not, then what is it?


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