Hello - I am a 30 yeard old male. I am underweight, 6Ft 1" and weigh 57 Kgs. Two months ago, i started having a burning gnawing pain in the abdomen. I was put on antacids and a mild PPI. The following week later, i had sever heartburn, with chest pain and terrible shortness of breath. I had an ECG which was normal, had an Echo-Cardiogram which indicated a trivial MR, Grade 1 (Minor) Mitral Valve Prolapse, but nothing to indicate a heart attack, as the pain i had, felt really like a heart attack. It was a case of very bad heartburn.
I was also asked to go in for an endoscopy, but it was a bad experience as i kept gagging heavily on the tube ( i don't mean to scare any people who are considering an endoscopy), its just that i tend to gag easily. I kept retching the tube and yanking it out... We tried for nearly an hour and 30 minutes. I tried the option of a mild anaesthatic, but it was not heavy enough. It was like, my mind want the tube to be swallowed and will it inside, but my body was just not agreeing to it and kept retching it out and i choked badly. So that was a no go. I went for an ultrasound and found no prescence of gallstones either. It was a case of reactive GERD.
The doctor prescribed me on a H.Pylori kit ( 2 anitbiotics and 1 PPI) twice a day, for a week, with a very very bland diet. After this, the burning stopped. Then after that Nexium (40 mg) twice a day before breakfast for 3 weeks. The problem is although the burning sensation has subsided , even after all these medicines and tests, i am now getting nausea (heavy) 3 hours after mealtime (especially lunch), with constant burping. The burping / Bleching is in such a manner, that the food i ate 3 hours back tends to come in the breath. As if its undigested.
As of now , my doctor again prescribed me Domperidone for the nausea/ vomiting , as he says it could be a motility problem. Its mildly better now, but i still have that sour taste in my mouth.
Appreciate your comments and advise, as my doctor now thinks i am just some hypochondriac.