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Earlier this year in march I moved my family across the US for a new job. When we got to our new locationi noticed my voice was scratchy. I thought it was just a sore throat and would go away. It turned into globus sensation and got very annoying. Finally i went to the doctor and he prescribed me Zantac 150. I didnt want to take Zantac because i was worried about side effects. I asked for a referral to an ENT.
ENT doc looked down my throat and said it looked like i had some inflammation. he prescribed me 1 month on omeprazole. i took the omeprazole and my symptoms started to get better over the course of the month. after the month was over i discontinued use and things began to get a LOT worse from here.
i began having severe stomach burning sensations, stomach cramps, light headedness upon eating food, and weight loss. this all started causing severe anxiety, i was scared i had cancer or something. I went to the ER and the doctor told me i needed PPI. he prescribed me zantac because i told him no about the PPI. within the next week or two my esophagus started to close up and i could not swallow anything except liquids. i was living off of boost and ensure. by this time i had lost about 20 lbs. i took myself to the ER two more times where the docs couldnt tell me what was wrong.
finally i got into a GI doc and they scheduled me for an EGD. i would have to suffer through the
weekend in agony while i waited for my EGD. Over that weekend i couldnt eat, i couldnt sleep, and i was having a lot of muscle twitching at night. I remembered i had a bottle of chelated magnesium 250mg. Thinking this would help my muscle twitching because it is good for muscle health i said screw it and took two.
this is the first night i could sleep again.
the next morning i woke up and i could swallow again.
however i still had to get an EGD on that Monday and my fiance urged me to do it for peace of mind. everything was fine, except when the doctor biopsied my stomach, my stomach continued to bleed. I had to have another GI doc fix it and what do they prescribe to heal GI bleeds? PPI.
I was on PPI for another 4 months until now. i started to have severe back shoulder and right arm pain. i was also taking 500mg of magnesium a day while on the PPI but it didnt matter because it completely stops my body from absorbing magnesium. 2 days ago i stopped my PPI. i am currently using rolaids, gaviscon advance that i ordered from the UK, and zantac as needed. however my back shoulder and right arm pain is probably 80% resolved, along with a large portion of my anxiety. magnesium deficiency also induces anxiety and stress. does that sound familiar to anyone?
anyways this is my story. i have no idea if anyone else has a similar story or experience but i hope this helps someone out there. what i went through i wouldn't wish on anyone.
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