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Iv been hovering around on this forum for maybe about half a year, just reading other peoples posts etc.
Im a 23 year old male based in the UK, iv been suffering from Heartburn, reflux, gas etc, the usual GERD symptoms for around 4 years maybe 4 and a half.
For me it started from dieting due to being over weight, started with reflux and some heartburn but this was managed with gaviscon for 2 years. I mean being naive as a young adult you don't really dwell into these things.
Last year which was my 3rd with this condition my stomach was on fire literally, so I went to the doctors and was prescribed omeprazole, it didnt work. Due to the pain I went to the local A&E and if you know the waiting times, you know it's horrendous right about now. They diagnosed me with gastritis prescribed me with lansoprazole.
A week into the lansoprazole the heartburn went, so I came of medication for about 6 months with no heartburn nothing. Since December last year Ito has come back and it has been constant some months and some weeks it's been under control.
Iv been to the doctors 6 times this year and have finally been given a referral to see a GI. I'm due to go this coming Wednesday and I imagine il have a endoscopy. Past 3 months have been the worst, it's been so hard to control, the medication doesn't work like it used to. Just to point out I have not undertake no diets or tried to control it with anything else apart from medication.. I have stopped smoking.
To finish off, this is one of the most hardest conditions to treat and yes I know their are long term complications which usually occur when you have been suffering over decades with this. Me personally I want to get to the bottom of it in my youth. I started uni on Monday, so wish me luck ..
Thank you for taking the time to read this, sometimes you need to vent.. I hope the your all blessed with good health. Feed back and advice would be appreciated.
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