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To cut a long story short I have felt quite unwell for the last 2 years and after spending quite a bit of money going privately for numerous caridiological tests and a 2 week stint in hospital with aspirative pneumonia finally leading to a barium swallow test i have been diagnosed with Gastric Oesphageal Reflux Disease. The problem is that the letter went to my GP 6 months ago but after repeatedly chasing up the outcome of the test I have only just been informed of the diagnosis and told that I need an upper endoscopy...which of course will take approx another 6 months ona waiting list. I cannot go on feeling as ill and as tired as i do but I dont have a clue what I am and am not supposed to be doing to make this any better. I constantly feel like i have a shortness of breath while feeling like i have something stuck in my throat, headaches and nasal pain, my chest feels like it is on fire. I dont know what im supposed to be eating to make this any better as there seem to be things that make the symptoms worse but Im not always sure what so there are days like today that I am actually scared to eat so just dont bother which causes me to feel compleely drained. Ive got an appt with my GP this afternoon but i dont know what to say anymore as they just dont seem to be getting this or how rubbish I feel...Ive just had enough of feeling constantly unwell.
Ive tried Nexium and I tend to vomit with it...I dont know why. Gavison doe help but only intermitantly...my GP is likely to offer medication today but I dont know what I should be trying and dont want to be simply handed a script and told to try that for 6 weeks and if youre not any better come back and see me. FED UP :-(
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