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I’ve been feeling unwell for 2 months now. I had been on otc nexium for a month prior for minor acid reflux and one day I woke up with flu symptoms feeling really achy and tired, I didn’t take the nexium that day as I had an upset stomach and couldn’t eat. The next day those symptoms were gone however I had this extreme feeling of pressure in my breastbone and was burping constantly however the Burping didn’t really relieve the pressure. It was so bad that I couldn’t eat anything because it made the pressure worse. I am prone to anxiety when i have health issues so I worked myself up and went to er. Long story short my ekg was slightly abnormal but I have had a work up of my heart since and it was okay so they don’t think this is heart related. I’ve had two endoscopies, one in the hospital and one a week ago which was unremarkable and they didn’t find a hiatal hernia either time. The reason I had a second one is because my doctor thought they could have possibly missed the hiatal hernia if they were in a hurry at the hospital and he also wanted to take biopsies and try to dialate my esophagus in case I was having spasms. My question is has anyone felt this pressure I am experiencing with the constant burping and unable to eat (I’ve lost 20 pounds over two months) and it just be acid reflux and not a hiatal hernia. Or was it something completely different. I am just at a loss right now of what is going on and the doctors keep saying it’s anxiety however I only became anxious After feeling this way. I also have back pain near my shoulder blades as well. Oh and I had a hida scan and my gallbladder was normal so it’s not from that. The pressure is a little better now but I still have to eat really bland foods. I do get heartburn as well but not sure if it is causing this pressure feeling as I never have felt this before when I had acid reflux in the past. Another thing thing to add is they put me on protonix and carafate
After I left the hospital and after a week of taking them I broke out in a terrible rash and was advised by the doctor to stop both In case I am allergic. And now I can’t take any ppi even nexium In Case I’m allergic to all of them. I’ve tried Zantac and Pepcid but they didnt really help so I’ve been taking a probiotic and dgl tablets but they dont really relieve these symtoms. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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