Until about 3 months ago, I was perfectly normal. Under ill-advisement I took a large dose of a corticosteroid for a swollen foot and BAM! my entire life is changed. I have severe chest pains, panic attacks, spasms, heartburn, and none of it seems to care what I eat or when I eat. I had an upper GI and they found inflammation, nothing else. No Barretts. Also had a gall bladder and again, nothing. I am slowly becoming a walking skeleton because eating is painful and no one can seem to help me. I don't have any insurance and quite frankly I am at the height of misery. The anxiety and panic attacks are the worst (not to mention the chills) and the only things that help are narcotics which my doctors is reluctant to provide for me. What the hell do I do now? I'm on acid-reducers and I don't know if they are even working. I'm also on probiotics which I just started this past week.View Thread
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