Hello, and future thanks to anyone who will be replying to my post. I wrote down all i have been feeling yesterday, and it was a solid 2-3 pages, so i will do my best to quickly summarize how i have been feeling. A future thanks to anyone reading this, i know it's a lot more writing than you are probably used to reading, but i am absolutely miserable, and want to give as much information as possible to in the end, help you help me.
A few months ago i woke from a dead sleep at 5 in the morning feeling very nauseas. I began to feel very shaky as well, and within a few minutes i was going through almost violent spasms of shakes while feeling nauseas. I took some ant-acids and waited to vomit, however that never happened. I eventually went back to bed. The next morning i was awoken again, however this time it was a severe burning sensation in my stomach and my back, directly behind my stomach. Immediately, i made an appointment to see my doctor.
My doctor told me there were a few things it might be, the first being severe acid reflux that i had gotten literally overnight. Another would be the development of an ulcer, which would explain the burning in my stomach and back. The doctor gave me Protonix(Pantoprazole 40g) and told me to take one once a day. I decided to take it at night, to reduce my chances of waking up in the middle of the night again.
I took this medication every night for 10 days straight, and eventually strayed from taking this medication religiously as i had been doing, as i was beginning to feel better. Since then i have woken up every so often to feeling the way i did the first night i woke up. Very nauseas with burning sensations, violent shakes, and in the end, never vomiting.
This past few days have been very rough. My stomach has felt very gaseous, it feels like it's on fire, and i have a constant burning sensation in my mid-lower esophagus. I am also still very nauseas. It's very difficult for me to eat, and I have been eating very little at all. However i force myself to eat when i can, thinking that may be one of the main reasons i feel so awful, having eaten so little. Unfortunately, even after eating i feel the same way, if not worse.
I am in a lot of pain/discomfort and it is a Saturday afternoon. My doctor is not open to see, and i do not feel that i need to go to the emergency room. I have the number for a gastrologist i will be calling to arrange an appointment with on Monday, to hopefully have my stomach probed via cameras down my throat so i can finally figure out what's going on. However, i would very much appreciate it if someone reading this post could relate with me, or even more so have a doctor or nurse tell me what they think. I've had a few panic attacks, not knowing whats wrong with me, and feeling on my own with no doctor office nearby being open.
A few things to note:
I am absolutely terrified of vomiting. I know many people dislike it, but i feel i may have a phobia of it. This is to note because i wonder if this is why i violently shake? Because i'm panicking that i am going to puke? I just thought i would mention it.
What i feel may be the most important part of this is that i have "waves" of nausea. It's difficult to explain, but basically i feel nauseas, it goes away, and the comes back and i feel more nauseas, then goes away again. This continues until i hit a "peak" in which i have cleaned the toilet and am waiting to vomit, so sure i will, and suddenly, the waves begin to calm down. I still have waves of nausea but instead of getting worse, they're becoming less until all i am left with is a burning in my throat and stomach, and "tiny" waves of nausea, as i call them. That being the same thing as i described above, however my nausea does not worsen, it comes and goes and is more annoying than anything else.
Finally, i am now taking 3 Protonix 40g a day. Two in the afternoon, one at night.
Again, i know this is a lot and i'm supposed to keep this post relatively short and to the point, however i feel a little bit of background history was important to understand what it is i am feeling, and hopefully help a doctor reach out to me and explain what it is i am feeling!
Thank you so, so very much.