does this sound like GERD?

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poohbear37
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   Posted 10/1/2007 6:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been having constant burping. I also feel hungry and nauseous alot. If i do not eat for a whilke i get ver nauseous. The burping isnt loud like belching..it feels more gassy. This has been going on for about a year. My doctor said it could be acid reflux or chrons disease so i am going to have an endoscopy next week. Reading the symtoms of GERD, it doesnt sound like it exactlly matches...i dont have "heartburn" and i dont have a loss of appetite. HAs anyone experienced symtoms similar to mine???

Thanks!
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TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 10/1/2007 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there poohbear. A couple questions for you...if you don't mind me asking.

I see you are on Lexapro...what for?

OK I guess I only had one question for you, really.

You could definately have GERD based on the few things you mentioned, but I am unsure why your doctor would suggest Chrons disease based on burping and nausea. Just wondering if thereis more to this, or what.

You don't have to have heartburn to have GERD, so don't think you are in the clear...LOL.

I think you should most certainly go through with your endoscopy next week. Definately post us on what the results of that are...and keep posting in the meantime as you need to.

I hope someone can come along with more answers for you.

Wishing you all the best hun!
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poohbear37
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   Posted 10/1/2007 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your response Tammy.

I am on Lexapro for anxiety mostly related to my Ulcerative Colitis. I think the reason he thought it may be chrons is becaus eof my diagnosis of UC and he thinks maybe he missed something in the uper GI. Will an endoscopy be able to diagnose me with GERD if that is what it is?

Thanks!
~*~Kristyn~*~
Age - 24
Diagnosed w/UC at age 18
Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue at age 16
Current Meds - Asacol (12 pills daily)
-Remicade (6th infusion)
-Canasa suppository (1000mg at bedtime)
-Lexapro (10mg)
-Prednisone (40mg when flaring)
-Multivitamin, Aloe Vera Gel


TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 10/11/2007 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Poohbear. I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. I have had a lot going on, and I just started to moderate this board today, I am trying to learn a million things all at once...so I hope you aren't giving up on me for not getting back to you sooner!

To answer your question, endoscopy is commonly used to diagnose GERD. During this test, you will be asked to swallow a small tube or catheter. The catheter has a tiny camera on one end that allows your doctor to visually inspect your esophagus, gastrointestinal tract, stomach, and duodenum for any signs of damage. The catheter also allows the doctor to biopsy affected areas so that the cells can be analyzed. Unfortunately, if esophageal damage or ulcers are not present, this test may not be able to help your doctor diagnose GERD.

Do you have an endoscopy scheduled? Please, please, post and let us know how you are doing, and what the results are if and when you go.

I hope all is well with you.

Thanks for your patience hun!
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poohbear37
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   Posted 10/11/2007 9:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Had my endoscopy today. My GI said I had alot of inflammation/redness/acid in my stomach lining. He diagnosed me with acid reflux...he gave me 40mg of nexium once per day. I really hope it starts to help!
~*~Kristyn~*~
Age - 24
Diagnosed w/UC at age 18
Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue at age 16
Current Meds - Asacol (12 pills daily)
-Remicade (6th infusion)
-Canasa suppository (1000mg at bedtime)
-Lexapro (10mg)
-Prednisone (40mg when flaring)
-Multivitamin, Aloe Vera Gel


TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 10/11/2007 10:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Good to hear Kristyn. Glad your procedure is done, and I am also glad the doc gave you some kind of answers.

I hope the Nexium works for you.

Please, Keep us posted!!!

Wishing you all the best!
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Please contribute today to keep healingwell going!
 
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Almost completely healed from a battle with Agoraphobia!!!
 
Currently taking 20 mg of Lexapro at bedtime.
 
Clickable Link that may be of interest to some...as I find I often like to check drug interactions...Drug Interactions
 
Best Wishes to ALL...
 
~Tammy~

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