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Hello and sorry for the long post.
My symptoms started January of this year and it has been a constant nightmare of symptoms. Reflux, throat pain, lump in throat, stabbing pains and burning in the upper stomach, burping,heart palpitations, chest pain, throat clicking, chocking on nothing, nausea depression, anxiety and much more.
I was only recently diagnosed with an h pylori infection which has been a great relief as I was worried if it was worse.
It's been around two weeks since I've taken the 7 day triple therapy and I am still continuing the acid reduction medicine. However, I am still experiencing symptoms. Particularly my throat which feels like there is a lump and sometimes makes me choke or feel sick and it gets unbearable to the point where it distracts me from my daily chores.
It's getting the best of me and I am feeling like there is no way out of this. My biggest worry is constantly worrying myself I have something like GERD or LPR or whatever and I just do not want to be living with this horrible pain i have to go through every day.
It saddens me a lot worrying about what i eat, what i drink. I'm always thinking if I will get my old life back. No amount of lifestyle changes, diet changes or supplements or medications have helped me. In fact, making it worse to bear. Particularly drinking water makes it much worse. Eating makes it worse and not eating also makes it worse. It's odd because there is no particular trigger for it. it just is there no matter what.
I have lost my social life, my job and I am at a mess and all alone. No one seems to understand what I go through.
I feel depressed and suicidal just looking back I would never even think about joining a health forum and feel like I am in a body of an 80 year old. I am 21, male. Before this, I ate healthy most of the time as I am into fitness, with the occasional social drinking.That is also out of the question now. I always wonder if I'll ever get better at all. How am I supposed to carry on when all I feel is pain everywhere?
My question is what should I do? my doctor says to keep taking the PPI to let the damage heal. which makes sense to me, after all I've been experiencing there definitely must be damage inside that needs time to heal. two days ago was the first time I had absolutely zero symptoms which made me think I am finally getting better, but today it all came back for no reason and feels worse than ever. How can I keep myself thinking this is not a permanent condition? seeing other forums, people mention about how they have GERD or LPR and stuff like this really makes me depressed and anxious.
what should I do for the time being? has anyone been in this position before? how long does it take to heal? can stomach damage cause reflux or is it permanent? I want to fix this so bad and I feel like I am missing out on life.
Thank you for all your replies.
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