Please help me. I can not believe how intimidating it has become to see a specialist! I feel like I have to collect evidence and bring it before the judge! No kidding!
I took your advice and asked to see a liver specialist. Remember, my only symptoms are right rib pain (feels like a tearing) and severe neck pain. (It reminds me of the same symptoms of my non-functioning gall bladder removed in 2003/ no stones ) Only this time, with the neck pain comes TMJ, loss of hearing (one ear, low tones,) eye pressure and chest pain/vibrations after I eat. Add insomnia because of my neck position, waking up to a pounding heart, or just plain sweating!
(Does anyone here have a tortuous sigmoid colon?)
Now, I believe I have scarring because of the Nexium use and the black pepper extract added to a turmeric supplement I was taking about the time I had hearing loss last year. The bile reflux is not usually seen, but may show up after gastric bypass surgery (which is not me.) So why do I have bile? And no, I won't take Nexium!
So, finally, after months of the run around, I have a referral for a second opinion with the best liver specialist at UC. (University of Cincinnati) Well... now I'm scared...
When I told my new primary care doctor I was wanting a liver biopsy, she literally held her hand in front of me, "Stop! Stop Right There!" & told me to stop that thinking & prescribed Zoloft.
Now that I have a referral... well...???
PS Referral not from my PCP, but from the kind GI doc who tried to find the reason for black stool