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Hey everyone, sorry if this is posting in the wrong section but I'm really desperate for help now. Also, this is a really long post because I've been dealing with this for a while now and have had so many problems with it!
Back in late June, I went on holiday with my partner. It was only South England so not too far from home. I started waking up with burning all in my throat and in my chest. It had happened a couple times before so I tried to ignore it, but later on in the evening it felt like I had a lump in my throat which led to a panic attack. This repeated every single night of my holiday - until the last night when I went to A&E because I was so scared my throat was closing up!
She told me it was just acid reflux and to start taking Omeprazole 20mg, twice a day. I did, but it wasn't helping, so I went back to my GP. She 'upgraded' me to Lanzoprazole and gave me Propranolol for my axniety - both started helping at first but eventually I was waking up with intense stomach pain from the Lanzo (had to cramp into fetal position every morning for 10 minutes or so till I managed to get myself up). I came off the lanzoprazole, and the acid reflux wasn't there so much, just occasionally. The Propranolol gave me heart palpitations (which it's meant to get rid of), and so I was having panic attacks again from that and decided to come off that too.
I went a while just having Gaviscon at night, and my granddad gave me this Honeygar thing which is meant to help with reflux, and it has a little. But then I started getting a lot more symptoms. One day I was leaving work and I was spinning so much I was ready to collapse, I had to call my mum to meet me all the way in central london as I didn't think I'd make it home and wanted to go to A&E. I slowly calmed down as the night went on but it was such a horrible nasty feeling.
So the heart palpitations are still there, every night. I'm not sure if that's just my anxiety or what but it's really freaking me out. The GP said not to worry as I've had an ECG in the recent past and my blood tests came back fine (we checked for everything). I keep getting a little shortness when breathing and it's so hard to tell if it's a real problem or I'm just anxious...
So I've been booked for a 'Upper Gi Endoscopy' for the 20th and I'm struggling to make it till then. I'm trying to tell myself to carry on but those two weeks feel like forever and it's only getting worse!
Other symtoms I've had but forgotton to mention: Bad stomach, (bad constipation for days and then when I do go it's not much or not healthy). Chest pain, I assume just a form of heart burn. A feeling in my throat like it's a little sore. A feeling like I've got gas or some pressure stuck in my throat? Dizziness, sometimes when I'm eating (the other day I was sweating all over and pracitcally spinning from a Pret wrap). Aches and pains all over, specifically in my wrists and back (could be because I'm so underweight, around 50kg- but I can't eat much because of reflux!)
I had to call in sick yesterday and today because I'm not sleeping at night and at work I'm just so anxious about my throat, and in pain from a burning chest.
I'm hoping I just have acid reflux and my body is being sensitive to it, or my anxiety is making it worse, but it just feels like I have all these symptoms and problems and my GP wants to overlook them because she knows I have anxiety. Please help with any advice, I really don't know how I can make it to my endoscopy! Last night I was in bits because my throat felt horrific!
Thanks a lot in advance for anyone who replies or even reads this. My life has just been a wreck for months now and I can't even be myself!
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