I have been having reflux so bad for so long (every single day, for months, possibly years since I actually didnt even know I was having it, it didnt feel like "heartburn") that I have days where my breastbone, clavical bones ect. are in so much pain, they ache and sometimes its sobad I cant lift my arms above my head, my bones even ache when I take a deep breath. I didnt originally know this was reflux until i saw my Dr about the pains who suggested it could be. I was put on prilosec OTC. After 1 week of taking it daily I felt 100% better, the pain was just GONE, there was no amount of healing time or period of mild soreness while I got better, it was just instant after a few days on the meds. Well, then i would forget to take them every so often, and it came back, again I couldnt feel the burning heartburn sensation, just the inflamed achy bone pain in my chest/neck/shoulders.
I then started taking the prilosec daily again but it wasnt helpinganymore so I added in DGL hoping to "heal" whatever damage had been done, im actually starting to be terrified that I have esophogeal cancer or something. sometimes if feels like there is a balloon in the middle of my chest stretching my esophogus out, but there is nothign in there.
I have started having a sore throat from the acid, but oddly i dont feel the heartburn feeling still (in the past, years ago, if i ever got heartburn I would feel it, but its not like that now.).
Im not sure what else to do at this point. I have a very very hard time being sedated or anything like that, mild sedation completely knocks me out for hours. I had my gallbladder removed 4 years ago and it took me 12 hours to wake up and I was still completely out of it and everything was hazy for a few hours, like I just couldn't filter out the anesthetic. This makes me fearful of having an endoscopy done.
Are my symptoms typical of GERD or reflux? Or should I be more concerned? Can reflux / gerd cause me to have severe achy bones in my chest?View Thread
I plan to go back but id like to see if there is an alternative to the endoscopy first. I am breastfeeding and while I know I can nurse as soon as I am awake, I know it will take me too long to wake up and I can't be away from baby that long.View Thread