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Hi - thought i would share my story to see if anyone could maybe help.
I am currenlty 36, male, 5ft 11in, 13st 7lbs. I exercise regulary and have an ok diet.
About the age of 17 i went to the doctors with heartburn and was put on PPIs (Pantroprazole) 40mg. For years i took these on and off when symtoms showed up and to be honest they were like a miracle pill.
About 6 years ago out of the blue i started having really bad reflux and nothing would take it away. I had an endoscopy that returned nothing abnormal and the consultant simply said to double the dose of PPI which i ignored. Then like magic the symptoms went away.
Since this event i have religiously taken my PPI every night before bed. Some days i could leave it for 2 days. I could eat whatever i wanted and no issues.
Then a few years later the same thing happens and i start to get really bad burning in my throat. I had another endoscopy in London which again found nothing. It tested for EoE (eosinophilic esophagitis) which was negative. The scope showed normal esophagus and stomach. I found this surprising as it literally felt like my throat was on fire. The consultant did mention that there might be a small hiatal hernia but that he wouldn't expect any issues with it. Funny thing that during the test i had no symptoms (possibly due to nerves). The main burning sensation i have is just below my Adams apple. I dont have any regurgitation. I also have reflux first thing when i wake up in the that water would even trigger. This was on the 5th May 2015
Just a few weeks back i have started to get the same symptoms again. One thing i can trigger to these events is that i was lifting weights (not heavy though) before this starts. However times i lift weights and no issues.
My main symptoms are:
-clearing throat in the morning.
-burning sensation in throat.
-Dull Ache when breathing upper left chest
-Hard to get a full breath without rasiing my shoulders.
-Reflux and burping after 20 mins from waking.
Not sure if anyone has experienced anything similar or can offer any advise. I have currently doubled my PPI before breakfast and dinner and to be honest it doesnt seem to be making any difference.
Look forward to hearing from you.
All the best
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