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Sorry, me again! - I have an ultrasound scan scheduled for 17 April and waiting also for an Endoscopy test. I am just not so sure whether my current symptoms are GERD related. I saw the GP on Friday and she has given me Lansoprazole (30mg) to take (I used to take Omeprazole). I have been diagnosed with GERD for the last 12 years but never had any tests to confirm this, hence i am glad to now be having these tests done. My symptoms seem to switch from 'stitch like pain' under right rib, radiating to the lower back to feeling of pressure under right shoulder blade and feelings of food getting stuck (i can eat and drink OK). I told my GP on Friday that i'm now really worried i have something serious like cancer of the oesphagus but she told me that if that was the case i would not be able to eat and drink and that my weight would plummet quickly. I felt slightly reassured by this but once your mind starts running wild, you have all sorts of worries. I am 52, female, obese but slowly losing weight as i go to a slimming class so i am trying to lose weight for my health but these feelings/symptoms i am getting just recently are beginning to worry me. I am worried my oeosphagus is damaged in some way but i guess the tests i will be having soon will hopefully put my mind at rest. Has anyone else with GERD had these sort of symptoms? I am aware that it could be gallbladder related too but the feeling of food getting stuck would not be gallbladder.
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