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Constant burning, hunger / bile reflux / anxiety

In the first few days I woke up with bad feverish chills and nausea late at night, then it digressed to a constant discomfort in my lower abdomen. It's a burning pain, like intense hunger pains but only stops for a little while after I eat, then I become hungry soon after.

I went to multiple doctors who diagnosed me with acid reflux, but an endoscopy showed bile in my stomach. One emergency room gave me a PPI called Protonix that helped at first, but now seems to be wearing off leaving me on the verge of painful reflux again. (Tight throat, dry mouth, and more frequent burning) I stopped taking the medication two days ago.

I have constant gas, accompanied by bloating and sometimes regurgitating bits of food after eating. At times it feels like my abdomen is vibrating.

Usually when I'm sitting down or after eating I get bad back pain.

It seems like my anxiety acts up more often and at random, especially in high heat, and the burning greatly intensifies when I’m stressed.

All these problems seem to get worse at night time, and night time is the only time I start to get nauseous and really intolerant to high temperatures, it get so bad at points that I feel like I’m burning up.

If ANYONE has personal experience with these symptoms I'd appreciate any and all advice on what it could be or how to combat the bile attacks, even a simple non-fat/non-acidic meal plan would be great!
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Hi, your symptoms could be due to laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). Acid made in the stomach travels up the esophagus (swallowing tube). When that stomach acid gets to the throat, it is called laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). With this you can have a constant burning sensation and pain. There are treatment options for people who have LPR. Most of the treatments can also be used as prevention measures. Follow a bland diet (low acid levels, low in fat, not spicy), Eat frequent, small meals, Lose weight, Avoid the use of alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine, Do not eat food less than 2 hours before bedtime and Raise the head of the bed before sleeping. Place a strong, solid object (like a board) under the top portion of the mattress. This will help prop up your head and the upper portion of your body, which will help keep stomach acid from backing up into the throat. And avoid clearing of the throat. Try this and hope it helps with your symptoms. Regards.
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doctor my grand mother have 93 age she have problem stomach swallowing she eat some food stomach full gas loaded and foot and hand and face swallowing what i do ....
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