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Hello, I am a 21-year-old female and I got diagnosed with GERD (at least while lying), gastritis signs, hyperthyroidism and recently swollen sinuses. My heartburn issues and acid regurgitation started approximately in March and it always happened because of the combination of stress and lack of food and maybe over-tension, it was pretty severe these times, but went away when I calmed down. I started to take Nexium 20mg for two weeks, but I didn't feel like that really helped, I even feel like it made it worse because once when I got really angry suddenly my stomach hurt a lot for a longer while and that never happened before just because of anger, at least not in a severe way like that.
Now: The heartburn and acid regurgitation have stopped more or less, but I still don't feel healthy at all.
My symptoms right now:
.) swollen sinuses and often the feeling of blocked ears (I got a nasal spray and it seems to help a bit, but that's not the permanent solution)
=> so I can't taste and smell that well and it sucks
.) Mucus, especially while brushing my teeth and sometimes after eating
.) foreign body sensation at the neck, sometimes worse and sometimes less worse
.) sometimes trouble swallowing, especially while doing sports (it was definitely different earlier)
.) lots of burping, also when I haven't eaten for a longer time or just after drinking some water - the burps often feel more superficial
.) no hunger feeling since at least two months - I still like eating, but I hate the fact that I don't feel normally hungry like I used to, it makes me really sad - I also don't feel full like I used to and somehow I also miss the feeling of thirst
What I don't have: coughing, a permanent hoarse voice...
But this still sounds like LRP, even though it hasn't been diagnosed yet (I already have a date for the check though).
If I would have to describe the way I feel wouldn't say that I feel lots of pain or anything, but I still can't enjoy life anymore like this. The body just feels weird, there is the lack of natural things like hunger and smelling perfectly and all these things make me so depressed. I am crying a lot and quite pessimistic because I have read that LRP is harder to cure. And I always think back to when I didn't have these symptoms, even if I wasn't healthy then, but I feel like I could have avoided all this the thoughts make me even more depressed. I always wish for a time turner to go back to a day when I didn't have this yet.
I would be grateful for an answer. Does this sound like LRP? Is this abstinence of a hunger feeling related to it somehow or does it sound like something different? How big are the chances that I ever will feel better again, what do you think?
The thought that I will have to live with this my whole life is truly sickening
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