Sick of feeling sick

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I've been struggling with stomach issues for 4 months now. I had an endoscopy, told it was acid reflux. I've tried PPI's, do not really help. I'm at my wits end, not sure what to do. I have nausea most days, along with burning in my stomach. I also feel like a lump is in my throat, especially after eating. The last time I felt this bad I went to the er, who just sent me home with pepcid and said it was anxiety. Any advice? I'm sick of going to drs.

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    Was gastritis/h pylori mentioned? I have acid reflux but I don't have nausea or lump in throat sensation. I used to get the lump in throat sensation years ago but that has now cleared up. PPis helped me and so does OTC antacids and milk I don't worry about my acid reflux . Try doing a food diary to see what foods trigger symptoms and stick to bland foods avoiding anything rich, spicy or fatty, Try some milk too and ask your doctor to up your PPI dose or give you something stronger. Worry can trigger acid reflux and other gut problems, so try to stay as calm as possible. You sound very anxious; your doctor is right that anxiety could be playing a part in your symptoms.

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      Thank you for your reply. h pylori was ruled out, not sure about gastritis. I am anxious because these symptoms never go away. i have to work on the anxiety part, i know it doesn't help.

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      Ask your doctor if gastritis showed up in the endoscopy. My reflux, although chronic, does come and go so I do get good days and bad days. I know antacids really help and this stops me worrying because I can get relief. Ask your doctor for a higher dose of your PPI or a stronger medication. Getting effective treatment for the reflux, should help your anxiety to clear up if the medications control your symptoms. Try an OTC antacid and milk in the meantime and stick to a bland diet.

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    anything nasty going on would have been picked up by the endoscopy ... if you have acid reflux you need to take control and understand what you should or should not do to alleviate your symptoms

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    anything nasty going on would have been picked up by the endoscopy ... if you have acid reflux you need to take control and understand what you should or should not do to alleviate your symptoms

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    Hi laz1

    Ask you doc for a HPylori test. This is a bacteria that lives in the gut and causes acid reflux and nausea. Test are done via stool test, breath test, endoscopy and blood test. Tell him or her you want a second opinion which you are entitled to under Patients Charter if you live in UK.....

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    Acid reflux should be easy to overcome with a number of remedies available at the drug store. Just ask the pharmacist which is best for your condition.

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