Hi all, hope you are all doing well.
I had HA 6 years ago and have been on the standard drug regimen since. Almost from the start my biggest problem has been with Heartburn/Reflux. The chronic symptoms I suffer from are a burning sensation and acid/gurgling. The big complication is that the burning /acid sensation can come on sometimes when exercising and after exercising. I can feel it in my chest and my upper back, but I must stress it’s NOT pain as such but feels more like indigestion like symptoms such as burning, gas, burping. I get these symptoms at rest/after eating/waking up sometimes too so this confirms my view that it’s gastric rather than cardio./angina etc.
Working with GP, I’ve been on and off all the various PPI at different dosages, switched between Aspirin and Clopidogrela few times, and most recently stopped Atorvastatin for a month which seemed to help but now back on it and symptoms seem worse again! Back in January had a stress test which Cardiologist said was a good test but gave me Amlodipine for angina but didn’t seem to help symptoms and no longer taking them.
Lifestyle wise I don’t drink/smoke, eat a low fat vegan diet, weight is good, avoid all trigger foods/drinks and use a wedge pillow for sleeping.
Had an Endoscopy 6 months ago and it showed some inflammation of the esophagus and a
‘slight relaxation’ of LES muscle’. GP is not interested and just wants to chuck drugs at me.Can anyone help/advise? It’s having a major effect on my life and I feel as if I’m in limbo with no clear path out of this ongoing misery .
Any comments or suggestions most welcome. I feel that Ive tried almost everything and now feeling frustrated by it all as I can’t do a lot of things, particularly exercising, because of it.
Needless to say it’s causing me stress and anxiety. Please help , thanks.