Long time no see!
Over the last 2 weeks I have had horrible acid reflux and heartburn. Everyday I've had pain in my chest, indigestion or acid in my throat. I'm at a point where my throat becomes so sore during the day because of damage from the acid.
I've scheduled a doctors appointment for Tuesday and I know they're probably going to lean towards diagnosing me with GERD, which apparently is linked to IBS. Whoopee.
I was wondering if anyone has had a gastroscopy (camera down their throat) before? What happened and what was your experience?
It's always been one of my biggest fears having to have that procedure done and I know I'll need to have one to have the diagnosis of GERD confirmed. I have a phobia of vomiting and I'm terrified about having a tube stuffed down my throat. Whenever I have anxiety I get incredibly nauseous to the point I think I'm going to throw up. I know I'll be laying on the table working myself up and I'm going to panic myself with thoughts that I'm going to throw up, while having a tube in my throat. I'm tempted to request being put to sleep for the procedure but I'm very underweight at the moment (7 stone at 5 ft 6) due to IBS (I think) so I'm worried I won't be able to have anaesthesia or I'll end up dying under it. But I don't want to be awake during it either....
Any advice would be very much appreciated.
Thank you x