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I have had problems with severe pain on eating and drinking for the past 7 months and have had treatment for gastritis and 2 weeks ago I had my gallbladder removed. After the operation I developed serious acid reflux which progressively got worse and alongside the difficulties eating and drinking landed me in hospital a week ago. Today I had a ct scan which revealed a thickening of the lower end of my oesophagus. I am in pain now day and night and pain killers not that effective. Pain radiates through from front to back between shoulder blades and keeps me awake at night. I now need an endoscopy to determine what the thickening is and I am really worried that it is something sinister. CT scan sword everything else to be normal. I'm on 80mg Omeprazole a day in two doses and 600mg of Ranitidine and I feel terrible with the side effects. The acid reflux settled to some extent in about 3 days but the pain is no better and I'm losing weight because I can't eat. As I'm in hospital the endoscopy will probably take place over the next couple of days but I'm worried sick as to what they will find. Does anyone know what thickening of the oesophagus means in association with my other symptoms. Looking for some kind of reassurance.
Thanks in anticipation of any replies.
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