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For the last 6 months of this year I have been having really bad stomach pains and I have been suffering with gerd and ibs for the last 2 years now. I have been off and on Nexium 40mg in the last 2 years for short periods at a time and 6 months ago I had a gastroscopy whilst still on Nexium and a colonoscopy a month ago also.
I was only on the Nexium for 3 weeks prior to the gastroscopy but my question is could the Nexium possibly mask cancer or any other abnormal things I was reading up on this article?
They did do a biopsy of my stomach as well which showed some mild inflammation but nothing else other than that they said that I was clear and "my stomach looked good". Would it maybe be worth re-doing the gastroscopy at some point? They have just been unable to find a diagnosis of what my stomach pains are and Nexium really just made me feel worse. I have numerous blood tests and I have had the h.pylori breath test as well but again I feel this may have come up as a false negative since I take probiotic yogurt and yakult daily?
The symptoms I am having are this feeling of a painful ache in the center of my stomach it kind of feels like a sore there that comes on a little while after eating food along with some lower gi problems of gas, bloating and alternating stool patterns with sometimes undigested food but my biggest complaint would definitely be my stomach pains.
Can anyone recommend anything else I can try or do? I am just suffering really badly and I don't know what else to do.
I have done quite a bit of research as well about sibo, parasites, low stomach acid but I am not sure what I can do to test for those?
Any help and tips would be much appreciated I am just so sick of feeling miserable and in pain every day and the doctors now fobbing me off
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