This is the first question i've ever posted on a med site so bare with me! I often read through other people's experiences to find anything to relate to, but everyone's symptoms are different.. so here we go!
A couple weeks ago my sister got stomach flu (Gastroenteritis) She got it pretty bad, and was vomiting a lot with diarrhea.. this lasted about 2 solid days. I tried my very best to not catch it, disinfecting and keeping a distance but I was looking after to her so I caught it airborne. I wasn't as ill as she got, however I did vomit once and it seem to be pure acid. I was in bed ridden after that just very weak and dizzy headachy etc. I felt very nauseous for about a week even though i slowly began to start eating it always felt as though something was stuck in my throat, and I'd experience a pain in my chest (I have never been a suffer or heartburn)
Now, i must add I had a major surgery a few years ago, and since then i have slowly developed issues with my digestive system and have IBS. I am gluten free, and i don't eat diary. I have been this way for a year now.. I exercise 5-6 times a week (thoroughly) and in the past 6 months i've lost 30 lbs from healthy eating (and wish to lose more) . I am 5'8 189lbs and about to turn 24 yrs old.
i am not sure if my IBS is related to this, but I have a sensitive stomach.. i stay away from fats and carbs. The only main irritant i can think of is Coffee.. I used to drink coffee ALOT! since experiencing these symptoms of acid reflux I have cut back, but not fully given up coffee. I do not eat chocolate. mint, or spicy foods, and have even tried to increase reflux friendly foods into my diet.
it has been about 3 weeks now since the stomach flu, and i am feeling very up and down with the symptoms I am getting. I go from not feeling ANYTHING after i eat..or even drink coffee no feeling of something stuck in my throat, no burps.. to suddenly I will get that. It's bizarre. Now i am going through what I would normally think was a "cold and sore throat" just something that will pass, but I am concerned it's related to acid reflux.. I have a sore throat, horse voice and running nose and feel hot, and generally run down and tired.. like you would with a cold!
sorry to go on and on but i am very confused! I Do not have health insurance right now, my mum is a retired doctor.. but living back in England it's not like she is here to actually examine me but from what i've told her she says it's acid reflux and damage from the stomach flu... I am willing to pay to go see a doctor, but in the mean time she sent me over omeprazole to take, and it's been the 2nd day.
BASICALLY has anyone gone through this? suddenly just developed after having a stomach flu? It's honestly something i thought would be gone in a matter of a week but my mum said it can last months and take a while for the esophagus to heal? but i don't know.. i am sure most people will say go see a Doctor which i am not appose to i just want to know if anyone relates to my story!
thanks everyone! :)