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Two and a half years ago I sarted feeling nausea that developed into a pain that went from my sturnum to the back (between the shoulders). Since then I have periodic nausea and stomach pains including headaches and occasionally dizzy spells.
I have had two breath tests for HP, a recent blood test for HP, two Ultra sound scans for gallstones etc, a barium meal follow through and a blood test for coleac disease and a liver function and kidney blood test - all NEGATIVE!
I have also been to a nutritionist who prescribed a diet and numerous pills that did nothing.
I recently began a course of Omaprozole (nexium 40mg per day) and for the first week my symptoms actually improved, but after week I started feeling sick again wth the usual abdom pains and subsequent worries.
I feel absolutely dispondent, I describe my experience as contantly walking in a shadow of pain with little beleif in hope for a pain free future. I carry the constant fears that this is or may be developing into something terminal.
My doctor is also confused and is to refer my to a gastroenterologist. Unfortunately (and this is the biggy!) I have a phobia about chokeing and as such the though of having an endoscope absolutley terrifies me - I just cant do it! I have spoken to numerous people and most reports are not good, 'like drowing alive' is one that sticks in my mind! even with the sedation I feel I am unable to do it.
My long journey in the shadow continues....
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