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Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum so I'm sorry if I'm in the wrong place.
I'll try and make this as short as possible...
I've never had any history with heartburn.
Six weeks ago I started getting an irritated "swollen" feeling around my throat.
Doctors put me on Omeperazole 2x a day, did nothing.
Got put on Lansaperazole (Sorry if I'm spelling these wrong) but they made me twice as bad.
Got put on Ranitidine, did nothing.
Got sent for a chest xray, nothing showed.
By now I can eat little amounts, plain stuff, no sauces... Constant acid in my mouth, forced belching after every sip/mouthful. Got given Gaviscon, it did nothing.
Had mildly spicy enchiladas on Saturday night... I don't like spicy food so believe me when I say they were mild.
Had horrendous constipation followed my explosive diarrhoea followed by vomiting.
Started choking on my meals Sunday 19th August.
Didn't eat for 24 hours. Tried a tiny thumb size slice of bacon and I swallowed it and choked on it.
Had an endoscopy that was very traumatic, again, showed nothing.
Got taken to hospital in an ambulance after they bruised me internally and I was in agony!!! Was kept overnight and given morphine. Surgeon recommended this weird rare stuff that tastes like lemon drizzle and begins with C (Clarifim? Or something? I'll edit this properly when I can find the energy to go downstairs and grab the bottle.) It was so rare, 3 of the doctors around him had never even heard of it. It helped me swallow liquids as by this point I was badly dehydrated from not being able to keep fluid down.
Got discharged Thursday, was assured this stuff would work and stop the spasms. Been five days now and I still haven't eaten a damn thing. Went back Friday as I was still in pain. Got given more Omeperazole and was told to take it 5x a day along with an anti sickness tablet. Anti sickness tablets made me feel like I hadn't slept in a month so stopped taking them after three mornings of doing nothing but sleeping. The 5x doses of Omeperazole seem to be doing nothing.
I'm losing weight like no tomorrow (13lbs down in a week.) Managing to drink some Complan meal replacements and last night I managed about a quarter of a tin of spaghetti hoops before starting to feel like I was suffocating.
I'm not sleeping, I'm not eating, I can't go out as my mouth floods with thick white frothy foam that I can't swallow without choking. I carry a sick bowl around with me everywhere I go in the house which I have to wash out 4-5 times a day. It's worse at night and I usually choke up some acid and foam all throughout the night.
Severely depressed. I'm 24, overweight and was actively trying to lose the weight before this happened. I had a happy, normal life with a great social life, family and boyfriend. Now they're all sick of me being ill ALL THE TIME. I can't drink or go on nights out, I can't go for meals, I can't even cook anything and sit down to eat. The last solid food I had was a piece of grilled chicken which I chewed and coughed up. The hospital had me try a ginger biscuit smushed in milk, and that didn't go down either.
I'm absolutely desperate. I've tried loads of recommendations from other forum posts such as baby gripe water, anti-gas tablets, fibre supplements... Nothing is working.
Basically, I feel like someone has their hands around my throat at all times and is pushing on the base of my neck. Once I "pop" the air in my throat (force burp, which I do about 500x a day roughly) my stomach gurgles and replaces it straight away.
Couldn't even eat a Mr Whippy or some melted down fudge at the sea side today for my dad's birthday. Silently cried the whole way home as I know I'm making everything dreadful.
Sorry I know I said I'd keep this short... I'm beyond desperate for help, I just want my life back! Before I was sick that night I could at least eat small portions! Now I can't eat anything at all. I can't believe the endoscopy came back clear, I was 100% sure I had a Hiatal hernia...
Any help... Anything at all is appreciated while I wait for my doctors appointment tomorrow....
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