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Hi everyone, I have just joined the group and this is my first post.
About April time last year I developed chronic chest pain and went to my gp. concerned, he sent me to A&E. i had numerous tests done, which confirmed my ticker was ok. They said it was likely to be acid reflux, so I went back to my gp who gave me Omeprazole 20mg a day. it quickly got worse so i was tested for Helicobacter Pylori, which was positive, i was advised that 2 courses of strong antibiotics and lanzoprazole in one week would sort it. it didnt, so I was sent for the camera down which showed I have esophygytis . that was on 8th January, my gp referred me to a gastroenterologist but my appointment was cancelled. even though I am on 40mg of omeprazole a day, it has progressively got worse to the point that I cant lie down in bed. i have to sleep bolt upright, which is not comfy at all, but even doing that i often wake up choking with what feels like is the acid reflux/fluid in my lungs, I cough and cough, I can hear it ruttling in my chest, its painful and the taste in my mouth is vile. It sometimes wakes me up by coming out of my nose. it's very scary and the next morning and for a day or two I feel really unwell, I ache all over, joint pain, chills and feel incredibly tired. I am afraid to go to sleep as I'm sure I'm going to choke to death. I had a phone appointment with a Dr, who quite frankly was much use as a chocolate fire guard and just suggested taking both tablets at night, i tried for a week but it didnt help and I suffered more throughout the day. I am waiting for the specialist appointment. To say it is making me miserable is an understatement. if anyone is unfortunate enough to suffer similar I would love to hear from you, any help or advice would be very much appreciated. xxx
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