Hello there lem, and welcome to healingwell.
I apologize for my delay in getting back to you, for some reason my computer is acting goofy, and it isn't letting me post.
Anyway...let me try this again.
First off, you have to try to relax. I am the first person who can say I truly understand what you are feeling. I get nervous when doctors even do blood work on me. I get nervous when they even do my blood pressure, or anything...I have SEVERE health anxiety, and it isn't any fun. The thing about health anxiety though is it can truly make you feel worse than you should. It can often make you think you are sick, when you are really not. (I am not saying there is nothing going on with you.) So, I know it is easier said than done, but try your best to not even think about your test results, otherwise you will drive yourself crazy for the next 3 weeks.
As for them doing a biopsy, don't get bothered by that. In my experience, it is common to do, and is probably being used a precaution. Don't let your mind wander into thinking you have cancer. I obviously cannot say for sure you don't have cancer, but lets not think that way, unless we have to.
The pain you are feeling could very well be from the GERD. Burning in the throat, and even the stomach pains are symptoms of GERD.
Why did your doctor tell you to stop taking the Nexium? I might be over reading it, but I don't recall a reason why he said that. Also, did you stop taking it abruptly, or did he allow you to wean off of it?
I have never used alternative therapies for reflux...hopefully some of our other members here have, and they will share their experiences with you.
Again, I wanna welcome you to healingwell. I do hope you will stick with us for the support and information you need, and I hope you will keep us posted as to how you are doing.
Remember, try to relax!!!
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