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Hi, new here, but seem to be in a similar boat to a lot of other people. I had a gastroscopy on the 10th feb, after suffering for three months with severe silent reflux. I had to bully my doctor into this as they were of an opinion that my swallowing difficulties and stomach problems were all in my head. Anyway, the gastroscopy found potential 2 tongues of barretts a small hernia and gastritis. Following the gastroscopy I had some pain in my stomach but put that down to the amount of biopsies that were taken. I was put on 60mg Lansoprazole a day, which seemed to work for a couple of weeks (apart from these pains). After two weeks I started to feel really ill. Joint pain and flu symptoms plus really heavy and tender stomach. That lasted a week and since then I've been in pain every day. Have a pain in my stomach just below the ribs, also feel really full after eating anything, feel horrendous burning if I drink anything hot and today my swallowing problems returned
I have been backwards and forwards to my doctors and been fed a pile of crap basically. Told that the ppi could take two months to work ( when two months is the max time to be on that dose) also been told it's various organs including spleen and gall bladder playing up (?!)
I have also asked every time to be referred to a gastro specialist and have been told no, even after ending up in A&E with the pain last week. My ent consultant referred me yesterday thank god but I have no idea how long I will have to wait. Also, found out that no biopsy was taken of my stomach inflammation and don't understand why. I'm completely freaked and terrified I have cancer. The meds haven't helped my symptoms and I'm at the end of my tether. Lost half a stone In weight and eating has become horrendous for me. I've done all the diet alterations and raised the head of my bed etc etc but still no joy
I guess I'm just trying to find out if there's anyone else like me who hasn't responded to meds and also why they didn't biopsy that inflammation. I'm at the point of pushing for another gastroscopy in case they missed something.
Sorry for being so long winded, just really worried x
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