Hi I'm 28 years old. A couple of months ago I started waking up to a sore throat. Then should gradually go away as I swallowed a couple times. So my girlfriend said maybe you have acid reflux. So I got the overcounter pilosec tablets at Wal-Mart. Sure enough it actually worked no more throat pain. But then a few more days with it I started experience stomach cramps severe ones at that. So I stopped using them. I went to go see a Gi for my stomach cramps. She prescribe me omprezole and she schedule me a endoscopy and colonoscopy next month, I was like sure I'm willing to try anything at this point. A 4 days in with the drug my throat started to hurt on one side my upper left to be exact.I currently stopped the drug from the pain.Its almost been a month now hurting 24/7 with pain from my throat. I have Been in constant pain. Next week is my finally my appointment. I'm scared it's cancer really scared but happy this procedure is finally happening so I can get to the bottom of this once and for all. Anbody have any ideas what's this sound like ???
Ask the doc to switch you to pantoprazole. Its a rather cheap drug in the same class. Tell her inot to offend her intellect but it could be esophagitis. Tell the office you need to get seen today by someone before you go to that endoscopy. See if the scope can be moved up and have someone do a thourogh exam and maybe ultrasound. It could be a swollen gland but im not certain. Make sure Anesthesia knows when you go in and tell the doc before the procedure.
The abd cramps are from the omeprazole... idiot. not you. Its a less common side effect but is one. Make sure your primary knows whats going on. Btw if the cramps havent come back, im right.
There many choices , there is no reason to suffer. There are antacids like tums or rolaids and then h2 blockers like tagement, zantac, pepcid,axcid and finally there's ppi's like omeprozole, nexium, pansaprozole, rabeorozale. You should have called and asked you Dr to switch to one other option. as prilosec is omeprozole your Dr gave you the same medicine that failed the first time, why? I tried omeprozole but I use rabeorozale because it work for me. Don't give up you'll find relief it my take switching multiple ppi's and or using in combo with antacids or h2. We have all been wear you are now it sucks but when you learn how to control the symptoms it sucks less
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