Heartburn, no appetite and extreme pains

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So I’m 18 atm and about a year ago I started burping a load, was nothing bad just was enough to notice it. Slowly it got worse where the burps would start burning a bit. That was when I went to the GP the first time and was told to take omeprazole. That didn’t help and it was getting worse so was given lansoprazole again did nothing but get worse now I was starting to get episodes of unbearable pain I would be lying half on half off a bad unable to move cuz that’s the only position I could be in without feeling like my stomach was going to burst (only way I could explain the pain was constantly being stabbed by a massive knife) last tablets I was given was rantidine, again nothing but getting worse now I can hardly eat without being sick, when I eat it feels like there’s something blocking the food and it just comes back up. My parents don’t like me going to the doctors cuz they blame it on my diet, I’m an extremely picky eater and don’t exactly eat healthy although I’m skinny and exercise as well  as having a job, is it possible I have messed up my stomach this bad from not eating well or is it more serious than the Gp thinks with tablets thanks. 

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    Also to add I smoke a bit but really not regularly and only drink a bit 
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    Hi James, i have had increasing stomach problems and pain with acid so i can understand how you feel. Has your doctor suggested an endoscope ? If not suggest having one so they can see what is going on in your stomach ( i recommend with sedation). They found 2 patches of inflammation in mine and currently taking Ranitadine. I have tried omeprazole but got visual disturbance so stopped it.  I have had episodes where my stomach feels blocked and stopped working making me feel like it could burst.  I am awaiting results of ultrasound scan which previously did not show any problems with gall bladder etc. Good luck
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    I agree with Lester and Frances, see a gastroenterologist and get an Endoscopy as soon as you can, and try to steer clear of medications, they only mask the cause of your symptoms. I drink fizzy mineral water to help relieve gas, the more I burp the more my pain eases. Blood test for Celiac Disease might be worth looking at while waiting for an Endoscopy. Your diet might not be helping, but it’s not necessarily the cause of your problems. I have a healthy diet and have loads of bloating, pain and passing wind from both ends, yet my brother eats loads of processed and fast foods and he has no trouble at all. What are your bowel movements like? Our stools can tell a lot about gut health.
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    I have had an ultra sound for my gall bladder and they said nothing showed up  I should go back for more tests so might suggest an endoscopy, haven’t been back yet though because of parents, my granny has stomach cancer unfortunately and my parents say I’m just stressing them out by wanting to go to the doctors and gotta convince them first 
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    Check your Gal bladder. My husband had the same thing u just described & they kept saying it's intergestion. The pain would get so bad that he constantly went to the ER. To see a strong grown man crying, you know he's in pain. The pain would get worse after eating. He had Gal stones so 4 months ago they removed the whole Gal bladder & so far never had that pain again.

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    You should implore your parents to take you to a reputable place like the Mayo clinic for a complete workup.  This is not just a poor diet;  it is something very serious I believe.
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      Not being disrespectful of your comments, but stressing the poor chap out with comments that you believe it is something very serious is quite a bold comment. He is obviously under quite a bit of stress as it is, and it is known for stress to affect our digestive systems dramatically. I was having such severe stomach pain the other day that I was either writhing in agony on the bed or on all fours on the floor crying and screaming in pain. Yet I've had numerous blood, urine and stool tests done, had an endoscopy, two colonoscopies, X-Rays, abdominal ultrasound, head MRI, seen two gastroenterologists, a neurologist and a rheumatologist and they have found nothing wrong apart from haemorrhoids, rectal polyps and low vitamin D levels.

      I'm not saying that it's not serious, it could well be, and the urgency to get it checked out is high priority, but it doesn't necessarily mean it's anything serious.

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      What is going on with our doctors nowadays., they sent us two numerous specialists and tests and show nothing., do you think the stress factor is causing all these problems ., I suffer stress myself , worst when I visit a doctor ... they immediately give you medicine and sometimes don’t help at all .

      I am 51 yrs old and when I was young doctor would look at you and knew what you have ., now they only want MRI , CT , X rays or different machines and then they said “ I don’t know what it is “ 

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      This is the reason why insurance companies are either denying or paying a small fraction of doctors claims and informing the patients that they are not obligated to pay the rest.
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      I know exactly what you mean Jluis. We had two doctors in our area that were as you mentioned, both elderly, and would look at you and know straight away what was wrong. Unfortunately one has now retired and the other is always fully booked as he is so good, plus he's located at a different health centre so to see him I would need a second, or in my case third opinion. Most of the doctors at my surgery are quite young, and whenever my partner or I have seen them they sound like they are reciting from their university degree notes.

      It's a very poor state of affairs, but I guess if we give these doctors 20 or so years worth of experience they might be as good as the doctors we remember when young.

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      I should have said, "it may be something serious" all the more reason to go to a new set of doctors such as ones in Boston, Mass. or Mayo clinic which are apt to come up with the answer.

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