Hi, I've had stomach ache and nausea for the past 6 months. I've had acid reflux and also sleep apnea, which has given me alot of anxiety, panic attacks and headaches. At last I've managed to see a stomach specialist, even though I've had to pay to go private as my doctor wouldn't refer me. He thinks it could be gastritus, caused by drinking, smoking, lack of exercise, not eating correctly etc. In the past 6 months, I've pretty much stopped drinking alcohol, eating foods that could irritate my stomach, and taken up golf for exercise.
I think alot of it is stress related, I had a bit of a bad night last night with stomach, intestinal pain, and sleep apnea, and I'm worried a bit about the endoscopy I'm having in the next week or 2.
I'm hoping it is the acid reflux that is causing the apnea, my breathing does seem to become very shallow when falling asleep, so I hope its obstructive and not central, I don't know what I would do if I had to deal with sleep apnea for the rest of my life.
Has anybody here had a endoscopy recently in the UK ? Can you share your experience please ?