Endoscopy

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Thought I would add another discussion to this forum being as the other discussions was in regards to being sick etc which I still Am

I had an appointment at the Hospital for an endoscopy. and yes the injections do sting'. its not like a normal blood test injection. the needle itself is like a sharp sting to the vein as all needles are. But they needed to do that so they could put the plastic tube into the vein to put drugs into it. for pain relief etc'. I was sedated for Im sure 30 minutes to 45 minutes'. . It is nerve racking going in before hand. I saw all people from middle aged to young to old'. not just my age all differenet ages'. and alot of them had to wear gowns before the procedure. A lot of these old people are strong willed' I Can tell you that much'.I had 3 injections . and yes they sting'. but its what had to be done'. etc'. My partner couldnt be there with me as he had work, it was a little disappointing cause I saw everyone elses partners there'. but he had reasons like His Work'. etc'. not like his reasons were health issues'.'. . the nurses there were brilliant'. really nice'and Very Calm I find it annoying when people put their minor issues ahead of people who have bigger issues' like health issues. its silly'.,I call that Self centred'. anyway. the result of the test was normal. I think the endoscopy was just to find out if my stomach was normal and osephagus, pharynx and duodenum. , because ieverything come back normal I now have been asked to go back again for another test'. I still have the symptoms of the constant burping and white coating on my tongue and the nauseated feeling and the feeling the need to throw up I have been asked to go back for a PH monitoring to find out if I have acid reflux'. . the pantoprazole that I usually take doenst really do much for me , but I have an appointment with my GP tomorrow;. so I will be filling her in with everything I went through at the hospital'.I felt disorientated before going in for an endoscopy'. the feeling of not knowing what they are doing to you '. is kind of scary and then being sedated and waking up 45 minutes later is like you are on a high, I prefer that , than being awake during the whole time'. etc'.As long as they didnt do anything else etc'.I had an Upper GI endoscopy'. my sister was asking whether I have had a gluten free test done on me , and no I havent'. The worse part about the endoscopy was being injected 3 times etc'. and being wheeled from room to room and not knowing what they are doing while you are sedated'. but 4/5 generally usually get sedated'. etc'. Im glad its over but it still doesnt explain my symptoms and how it can be reduced and what options there are to help the symptoms decrease rather than increase'. etc'cause I still suffer' 7 months is a very long time I can tell you that much 

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    Hi aryt ,

    i had a upper gi scope yesterday it was very painless other than the iv which the nurse couldn't get a vein,  dr said my stomach and esphogus look normal took a couple biopsy around some thickening,  i have been on a generic nexium prescription for three months and it helps my chest pain and. Dry cough but not gone, i cannot wear a bra and still get prickly feelings and some chest discomfort,  been to a cardiologist and my internist was also low on vitamin d now taking this as well,  are u feeling better

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      Absolutely not'. Im still in pain, everything turned out good, they said the stomach was normal and my oseophagus' and duodenum and something else I cant remember the name of it, but everything seemed normal'. , Oh they took a biopsy? how did that go, I wasnt sure whether they did a biopsy on me'. It didnt state that when I received the results back'. I did put in a complaint, many of times, I was tired and exhausted of doctors saying I dont have this and I dont have that'. , My GP PRESCRIBED ME PANTOPRAZOLE'. which is to reduce acid levels'. it doesnt help ONE LITTLE bit'. I still have symptoms and the doctors are more less implying that I dont have thesee symptoms, how would they know? they're not around me 24/7 they wouldnt see me and they still dont know but are still judging  if they cant find the answer or some kind of something, then why not say rather than point the finger at the patient'. How tiering it is to explain your situation and get absolutely nowhere with these people'. I feel pain in my ear down my throat' its frikn horrible'. white coating on my tongue. and constant burping, which is more than usual'. its Very tiering. I did receive an apology (in a letter) but actions do speak louder than words'. I still dont understand why they havent found anything'. with the amount of symptoms i HAVE  I would hope they find at least something at least'. Cause its very tiering'. as in tiering' and sometimes you just want to give up'. 8 months is a long time with still no diagnoses'. I mean really?
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    Wow that is alot of symptoms and it is frustrating ,  my gi dr is excellent interned at on of the top hosptials in the US and has an excellent bedside manner.  She will figure this out for me i am confident as i trust her .  I dont have any white or reflex in my throat.  Nexium generic does work but not 100% so i will see what she says,  my throat is alittle sore today cause thye couldnt spray as i am allergic to lidocaine,  try apple vinegar cidar in water  1 tablespoon it releives somewhat i also find eating fuji apples helps me alot,  i dont eat much i am also earing small portions too
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      Can you please Message me'. if possible'. What is her name if you dont mind me asking'. and what is the hospital name'.

      Sincerely I would like as much help as I can get'. Im not based in the US'. MORE LIKE  a small country'. though I would like as much help as I can get if possible etc'

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      I had 8 toasts this morning' . and One mince and cheese pie' . Though believe it or not AM sslim, for the amount of food that I eat I still stay slim as it is hard for me to put on weight'. All I ask for is to be healthy that Is all'. etc'.. I do eat alot'. But I never put on weight . I had kfc yesterday a pie. a yoghurt , porridge'. one meat pattie'. fried chips'. rice'. and boiled vegies'. and I still stay at the same weight'.
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    Keep a food diary, dont eat any fried, cut soda, coffee, alcohol, chocolate,  i am eating oatmeal , grilled chicken, apples, tried a grilled chicken sandwihc but the ranch dressing bothered me i drank ice tea also not good,  i really can only tolerat,e water no juice or lemon even, i eat pretty healthy i love salad and kale but now i cannot eat those salads without lots of issues i hope u keep getting a dr help and can improve asap. I dont know how some people have lived with it for years 
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      Are you young ? I myself cant tolerate coffee, tea, fizzy drinks I drink water in the morning, night, and throughout the day, no other liquid really. are you able to post me a message stating who your doctor is, they say the doctors are trying their best to figure out what is wrong but still cant find anything, thats why i thought If I asked you , you would be of much assistance to me rather than the same doctors I have been getting, more like the specialist who put me through the endoscopy, tell me do the nexium tablets works and if not why, and if so how does this help. does it reduce the acid in your stomach, or the pain in your throat and ear etc'. I will be keeping a food diary etc'. as much as I can. it is frustrating waiting and waiting and waiting . and still not getting anywhere with the symptoms I have'I cant beleive the doctors here dont know what it is. My GP SUGGESTED it was acid reflux, but with the pantoprazole tablets I had been taking, it feels as though they arent working etc' and my GP has always said it was acdi reflux and the other doctors say it isnt acid reflux'. all I want are answers not riddles'. and not doctors pointing the finger. One answer would be good ' :-)or something'!!
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      I am in my mid forties nd its my second experience with gerds.  The first time i took prevacid and was ok,  this time is worse nexium has gotten rid of the dry cough and also my chest pain.  Reflux in the am as welllbut the foodis stillthe issue i love coffee alot, my dr is dr bautista she is at Ku med here in Kansas but has been in many large hospitals here in the states.  If you dont have gerds then your internist or gastrologist would know 
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      i HAD A BARIUM SWALLOW TEST'. and theat come back fine'. though with the syptoms I have, white coating on my tongue, and quite a lot of burping and the feeling of something stuck in my throat my Gp HAD SUGGESTED Acid reflux'. sHE Is no specialist but she has been my gp FOR YEAR LIKE 15 YEARS'.Im sure she would know and if not than I wouldnt have a clue'. The endocscopy I had wasnt to see whether or not I had gerds it was to eliinate other things that could have suggested other things if you know what I mean'. ? the barium swallow test was to find out whether or not' I had'tumour etc'. and that come back fine'. all these tests Iv had and still no answer'. it seems ongoing and forever' , EXHAUSTING'. ETC
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    Well today was bad under my left breast discomfort and it lasted all day felt like my whole left chest.  It sucks but i did drink a cup of coffee which was alot tomorrow i will try none 
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