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Shortly after having my 3rd child I felt a tightness in my throat and like something was stuck. I saw an ENT who looked into my throat and saw some redness so he figured silent reflux. A month later I went back with no relief from prilosec. I also felt food getting stuck in my throat at that point. He suggested a barrium swallow. That test cane back fine. 6 months later at my GP she suggested a percribtion for prilosec of 40 mg daily. This helped for a while. About 3 months ago I got a sinus infection and was put on amoxicillion. While on that I started to feel sick everyday. like being car sick or morning sickness. Went back to doctor and they suggested 80 mg prilosec. I told them first I want and endiscope done. Got that done and was told some inflamation, barretts esophagus and a small nodule that needed an ultra sound scope. She then gave me these pills that I choke on everytime I swallow that are meant to coat my stomach before meals. I did the ultrasound scope and that doctor said I had such a narrow esophagus that he had to use his smallest scope but everything looked fine in my stomach, gallbladder, bile ducts, and pancrease. Its been 3 weeks since that scope and I am still bloated and nauseated every single day. Rare for me to actually feel heart burn but I do get a burning in my stomach and lower stomach as I have IBS. Is this GERD? How do I get rid of this nausea? I wake up looking 9 months pregnant and cant stand fitted clothing. Eveytime I call to ask my doctor a question I get told to come back in but I cant afford it. Everytime I go in they say just some reflux. I cut out caffiene, alcohol, citrus fruits, almost all tomato based foods. I do get chest and back pain too. Its even worse after those pills get stuck in my throat.

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    You poor thing - you are going through a lot. Would a low FODMAP diet help with the bloating? Another thought did they test you for Coeliac Disease when they did the edoscope?
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      I was tested when I was 18 and told I had celiac. I tried a glutten free diet for a year. Not an easy thing to do 13 years ago as celiac wasn't really known by most people. After a year my stomach problems did not get better so I went to a different Gasto doctor. He told me I was givien the wrong blood test. They used a test that gave too many false positives. So I asked what was wrong with me. Why was my stomach cramping, bloating, diahrrea . I was told there were many digestive problems and its hard to pin down them all. That was it. I walked out feeling so confused. I am 31 years old and still have issues but I figure its just IBS because it seems to fit the creitera.

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      I did ask at the endiscope and she said it didnt seem like damage from celiac.
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    I'm saying that they didn't see narrowing on the barium swallow? Reason I ask is I have the same problem always a stuck feeling in my throat.. can barely eat and drink anything and I had a scope down the nose and barium swallow and both r fine.. so they saw it's just reflux and aniexty

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      No, after my barium they told me all was fine. Even my first endoscope yhe nurse never mentioned a natrow esophagus but that second scope the first thing he said was i had a very narrow esophagus. Not sure if inflamation can cause it to be that bad so thats why my previous results didnt show it. I have no idea. I didnt even know what barretts esophagus was until I googled it. They never told me what anything was. Didn't even give me the meds to coat my stomach until I called back and asked what I could do to move forward. It was an "oh yeah I guess we could try something" Type of convo.

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