I was on Amitriptyline for a round 6 months to sort my chest pain which would eventually ease acid reflux symptoms (supposedly); Unfortunately, I saw no difference aside from terrible adverse affects. I’m off it now. However, I’m still looking for a solution to resolve my functional heartburn, as it’s officially called (though I’m still finding out what else?)
Nothing seems to get rid of it, I’ve tried every medication and supplements you can think of including diets to ease my symptoms. It’s terrible, no matter what I try or do it’s coming up into my mouth - taste of acid.
The consultant after having a PH test (prior to that had an endoscopy) all tests confirmed it’s not gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. My GP says my symptoms is uncommon, which is annoying me because they can’t work it out.
The endoscopy did find Candidas and I was given medication twice over the course of over a year or so. It could be possible that it’s not for the right Candidas? Now I’m going to have a mouth swap and another stool test to confirm once again for any infections?
I had seen a “Hoslistic” specialist who quite frankly has had no idea and just assumed an infection in my throat. Gave me supplements which did nothing. Of course, tests couldn’t be carried out due to lockdown. Still, she requested my previous tests from my gp not specifically stating which tests? The lack of responses to my emails makes me believe she cannot help me and is out of her limited experience? I am currently on Alforex and Ester-C, and in between trying digestive enzymes, which is not doing much. I do suffer a little from IBS but I think actually my stomach lining has strengthen since trying many of the supplements for some time? My blood tests are all good. No allergies.
Anyone who has experienced acid reflux 24/7, and has had tests but still can’t work it out what it is? Consultants believe that the route caused is from anxiety? And Papers I’ve read about functional heartburn seems to kind of fit the problem? However, the Amitriptyline is the medication that is meant to have worked after 2-3 months? I’m wondering now should I try other medications but just not keen on it that idea.
If anyone has experienced this and what was done to resolve it?
Really looking for some clues?
Thank you 🙏🏼