Hi, I’ve not posted on anything before but I’m reaching the end of my emotional tether!
I’ll start at the beginning:
In January this year I ate too much and had intense indigestion pain that I’d never had before. The pain came back for a couple of nights in a row then went away.
This happened again the next month and again went away after a couple of days (the pain was only happening at night)
In May I ate a spicy pizza and went to bed an hour later. I woke up with severe chest pain that lasted about four hours! This time it happened every night for five days so I went to the doctor and was put on lansoprazole. This seemed to help although eating certain foods did set me off again and the pain would happen every night for a few days then stop.
After the four weeks of medicine I felt great but wasn’t warned about reflux coming back due to stopping the lansoprazole and two days later had bad acid reflux all day and night for two days.
I went back to the gp (different doctor this time) and was put back on the lansoprazole and am booked it for a scan of my gallbladder. This time however I have been getting intense pain sometimes on the right side of my chest or the centre (it moves which isn’t helpful) and also stabbing pain in the middle of my back. It got so bad two nights ago that I was crying and gulping for air, it felt like my chest was being crushed and burned from the inside! I called 111 out of desperation to see if I could talk to a doctor and the lady sent an ambulance! I felt a bit bad about that but it hurt so much I just wanted anyone to help! When they turned up the did heart tests and checked breathing and temp and all was normal. They said it sounded like severe reflux and were sympathetic as there was nothing they could do. They also gave my gallbladder a prod and said if it was that then I would have felt it and I have no other symptoms such as nausea or diarrhoea. They called a doctor who recommended gaviscon advance and paracetamol alongside the lansoprazole.
I felt fine last night but now it’s 2am and I’m in pain again (nowhere near as bad as last time) My gp doesn’t seem to listen to me and just said I have a sensitive stomach! I don’t know how to convince her that I’m in real distress here and it’s affecting my daily life! Does anyone have any advice on what I can do for the pain or even how to get my gp to listen?! Sorry for the long post but I thought it would be helpful to go into detail!! Thanks