Reflux related symptoms or not?

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hello all, can anyone give me some advice?  I am a GORD sufferer (for 12 years now and am on 40mg Omeprazole daily).  Yesterday, I had a scan and I was convinced that I had gallstones and was quite surprised that she said no gallstones and gallbladder is fine. I am due for an endoscopy next week to further investigate my symptoms. I think my symptoms are a bit strange, they are very mild upper abdominal pains which usually start from mild pin pricks type pain under my right rib, i have also had a feeling of pressure underneath my right shoulder blade at the back (sometimes) i also belch a lot whether i eat or drink anything or not. My appetite seems unaffected. I have thought all sorts from hiatus hernia to IBS to something more serious. I know the endoscopy next week will be good to have done but does anyone have any ideas?

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    Hi Raffaela, i have silent reflux. Lpr. My symptoms are acid rising in my throat, immediately after i eat, constant swallowing, burping right after meals or water. I used to have the aching pain in the back and underneath the shoulder but that has gone. Swallowing food isn't an issue for me either. I was on 40 mg of omeperazol but it wasn't working. So i was put on pantaprazol 40, which wasn't working. So they upped the dosage to 80 and some. Relief. I had an endoscopy and found that i have a hiatal hernia. So i have lost some weight because this started when i gained weight. So i try to eat right. No junk , fatty or fried foods for me. I would eat and feel like i couldn't breathe. That has stopped. Wish u luck on this journey were on
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      What does LPR stand for?  Every morning as soon as i wake up, i can hear the regurgitation of my reflux going up and down (like a crackling, popping candy type sound) and first thing i have to do is reach for my Omeprazole.  I also belch a lot as soon as i get out of bed and am sitting up even before i eat or drink anything.  Is this all really GORD related?  it is getting me really down at the moment.
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    I eventually had my gallbladder outvafter numerous tests, no gallstones could be detected. I use to have pain after eating fatty foods, pain through to right shoulder, mainly pain to right side, i eventually had it out where it was found to be infected but this wouldntbhave shown up on tests! I had mri, ct, ultrasound and endoscophy! I hope you sort it out as I know how frustrating it is when no cause can be found, it was my decision in the end to have itbremoved, do you get discomfortbafter eating fatty foods? X
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      I don't really notice any discomfort as such after eating (whether fatty foods or not).  From my scan yesterday, she said gallbladder fine and no gallstones but lots of 'gas'.  I am hoping my endoscopy on Tues will shed some more light on my symptoms.
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    Hi raffaela sorry to read how I'll you are feeling. My only comment is do not rely too much on the endoscopy giving you the answer to your problem. I say that because I did and after it I was told that I had an inflammed stomach but they could not see anything else wrong. Since then I have been on a daily dose of Lanso... 30mg and 300mg Ranitidine. The latter was prescribed because I was experiencing a lower abdominal pain at night and they use that for ulcers. So do they think I have an ulcer !. Finding the answer to this problem for many of us just seems a daily chore. Its at least comforting to know that we can all come on here to get advice and learn from others experiences. Good luck Ted
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      I know what you mean, when you convince yourself that it is 'this or that' and it's not, you are left wondering 'well what is it?' but at least i am getting some good tests done and will take it from there.
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