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My name is William O' Shea, I am a 27 year old male.I would like to ask your advice to how I should proceed. About 7 months ago I started suffering from acid reflux and burning pain in my abdomen, with some mild nausea.
My symptoms are:
Burping and flatulence
Burning sensation in chest everyday
Sometimes abdominal pain
Lump in throat and dryness in the throat when I wake in the morning.
Blood tests: all normal including CA19-9 and Liver tests
Endoscopy which diagnosed: GERD with esophagitis, Hiatal hernia with GERD and esophagitis
CT Scan:Came back normal
Prilosec and Rantidine (1 in the morning and 1 at night)
Also I take Mylantra to help ease the burning during the day. It does not help really
I am also attending a Functional doctor who has me on the following medication:
I am at the end of my wits this has been going on for 7 months. I am terrified that my esophagus will be damaged and that I will get esophageal cancer. I had a 33 year old cousin who died just 11 months ago from this who may have suffered from reflux when younger.
Do you think I am at risk of developing Esophageal cancer? I had my endoscopy in November. Should I be worried how long does it take to develop esophageal cancer?
My Gastroenterologist also has me on anxiety medication becuase he hopes it might settle my stomach.
I am really concerned about taking all these medications, I would just be happy for any advice. I have tried a lot of different remedies including apple cider and chewing gum. Nothing seems to make a difference.
I would be so grateful for any help or insight.
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