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Hi all, I have GERD and IBS and have taken esomeprazole for 15+ years. Needed to stop about 18 months ago to have a HPylori test, which was negative, did not go back on them properly as I wanted to wean myself off them, was ok until about 6 months ago when acid, stomach pain etc returned, back on PPI but am concerned about hoarse voice, sore throat the pain goes all the way down to where the upside down V area is below ribs, epigastric area I think they call it and when you press in that area the burning stinging pain is horrendous. It is not bad every day but comes for a few days and then calms down, recently I have started to feel nauseous, but not sick, have a bad taste in my mouth and my tongue is really coated, food especially bread gets stuck and I constantly feel the need to burp as they sort of stick in my throat, sometimes even water sort of sits in my throat like a bubble.
Have seen GP 3 times now in last couple of months, changed PPI, upped PPI, pressed and prodded everywhere and I finally have asked for another endoscopy as last one was 5 years ago. I had hoped that GP would have put some element of urgency on the request but it is 5 weeks away and today I am really struggling, the pain down centre of chest is awful. Because I have not been sick, not bringing up food nor lost weight GP not that concerned, I know 100% that no all cancers make you sick or loose weight so that should not be the deciding factor. but it has been. I am really concerned that I have some sort of throat or stomach cancer, which I think we all worry about and I am fed up with sounding like a smoker with a hoarse sore voice and chest area.
Anyone with anything similar with a positive outcome please, I am 60 female, never smoked, drink 2/3 days per week and them only 1 or 2 glasses at most, I am a bit overweight but diet good on the whole but this is causing me a lot of anxiety.
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