Topic: Can I not catch a break?
I have been back in the states since October...only one week after a clean scan and good bloodwork.
I had been suffering quite a bit from acid and pains in my neck from the acid. I took prilosec otc which gave me an upset stomach, loose bowels and painful gas. Went to my parents doctor, get sent to the hospital for stool tests (7 tests cost almost $800). Nothing was resolved. I vomited week old food. Doctor said no more prilosec but zantac instead. I have had terrible gas and bloating for almost 2 months now and I again vomitted up days old undigested food. I dont understand. I have been off prilosec for 7 weeks so this cant be from that anymore. Now even when I drink only water, I get bad acid reflux and bring up liquid when I burp.
I have about a month more in the States before heading back to Sweden. I think I will have to cut my trip short and head back home so I can get checked out. I cant imagine staying here and paying for doctors, scans, and bloodwork when stool tests cost almost $800. I am in alot of pain from the acid and I think I might be getting headaches from dehydration.
I am so worried. My husband went back to Sweden on Friday so I am going to have him contact my normal doctor and get an opinion. I am hoping it is nothing more than gerd or a hernia but of course I am now in panic mood. It hasnt been fun feeling and being sick for 2 months.
Sorry, just needed to whine and complain.
36 year old patient with buckets of hope