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Long story but I will try to make it short: April this year I started having this burning sensation in my stomach between breastbone and navel. I also had some upper abdominal pain and nausea. This was after taking Naproxen for 2-3 weeks. Went to docs and was prescribed lansoprazole. It didn’t do anything but after a while the nausea and pain were gone, but the burning sensation was still there. Went back to the doctors, was tested for h. pylori (sorry if that’s the wrong spelling) which came out negative. Was told to try Gaviscon which didn’t work. Went back and was prescribed 40mg of Omeprazole a day. It started working almost straight away. No more burning, just other symptoms just as coughing and post nasal drip. That went away after a while as well and I was fine for about 6 weeks. Burning came back once again and I went back to the doctors and they told me to get back on Omeprazole and watch my diet but it’s not working anymore. They said to go back in a month if the problem is not fixed to get an endoscopy. I’m going to book an appointment for that but I’m so scared. Now the burning has moved up to my chest and I also have symptoms such as regurgitation and burping. The only foods that I know of that don’t give me a heartburn are nuts, toast and bananas. I’m trying to keep my weight up as I’m really close to being underweight and it’s hard to do so if I can only eat bread. I’m scared of the endoscopy as it might show something severe. This burning in my stomach everyday must have caused serious damage. I want to do an elimination diet but how so? I have no clue. Can someone guide me? Just wish someone could give me hope. This weekend is my birthday so I really wish I could have a few drinks with my friends but I’m so scared I might diet. Will I be okay if I’ll have a cocktail or two? I’ve not had any alcohol in a month and don’t normally drink.
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