Ugh...i feel like giving up!

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Acid reflux started about three years ago, and has gotten progressively worse.  I saw the gastro that was most "renowned" in the area, she gave me Nexium, which does nothing to help the symptoms.  Did endoscopy, found a small hiatel hernia, she recommended the "top surgeon" in the region, due to his cutting edge use of robotics.  Had the surgery, which revealed a much larger tear in the diaphragm- in surgery for several hours, including a valvuoplasty (spelling?).  Inpatient for 8 days, started to feel normal again.  This normal lasted for about 8 weeks, and that was in March of last year.  It has progressiely gotten worse- so bad now that i skip eating and have lost over 35 pounds.  I am starting to see a new gastro in a different hospital- he was immediately concerned, so now i have a CT scan and another endoscopy net week.  I honestly can't take this anymore, Heartburn now happens at all times of the day, even if i havent eaten.  I have cut out all suspect foods, just so tired of this.  Hoping this new doctor can help.  I am now on two PPIs, which we all know can have horrible side effects- cannot take these for the rest of my life.  Anybody out there been through something like this.?

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    Please just pray. These doctors are nothing but living large on people's pain. Seen five GI doctors. 3 endoscopic.brain scsn, batrium test, motility tests2 , Abdomen scans3, gallbladder test everything was normal. No solution in sight. Tired and depressed. Vomiting everything l eat. Life styles totally ruins. Colonscopy too.

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      Maybe you are intolerant to a specfic food(s).  Ask for allergy testing to be done.  Try keeping a food diary to identify a possible food trigger. 
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    I just recommended someone else to ask about GERHD. That may be your problem.
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      Thanks. I will ask for that. I was told to follow-up with my Gi yesterday. So definitely i will ask. Options are very limited.
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