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Hi, hope you do not mind me asking a direct question, as you may know I have posted recently about my symptoms and you were kind enough to respond with indepth knowledge of all this, I also have diverticular which makes it hard to work out what pain comes from where. I have been to GP today to get results of abdomonal ultrasound due to constant pain in sternum area which moves left under breast across the ribs and the same into right side, then after a couple of hours wears off. I am 56 and female and have suffered with GERD and IBS for many years. I take esomeprazole and ranitidine and have just started taking aloe vera juice, probiotics and milk thistle. The pain in this area is really sharp and like a burning stingy pain, but not the usual acid reflux pain and my ribs are really sore to touch. GP said today that as I had a endoscope in 2009 she will not be able to refer me again as nothing can possibly has developed in that short time !! Also said that H pylori would have been checked 6 years ago and if it was not there then I won't have it now. She reluctantly, after I said I would go private ioffered to refer me to gastro but said she doubts they will order any tests and if I do go private after this it will be the same people. I am in UK. I then asked how I was meant to live with the pain and she shrugged her shoulders. I also said shall I increase my PPI she said no. I am at a total loss to what could be causing this pain, I thought maybe pancreatitis but apparently I do not fit the bill apart from getting worse after eating Could gerd really cause these pains, basically from armpits to top of waist.
Any one else have any answers I would really appreciate your input as I am now getting desperate and sick of being in pain and not being able to enjoy my life worrying all the date. I explained this to the GP and she said I do not feel your anxiety ? Thanks
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