I had come to see if I could get an ultrasound referral about the lump and problems swallowing. My GP thinks I have acid reflux because of the problems swallowing and the lump in my neck and she's put me on omeprazole as well as paracetamol for the neck pain (which has gone away after I took one paracetamol tablet this morning)
She asked me about any symptoms relating to digestion/stomach problems and I told her even though I didn't think they were anything to worry about and would clear up on their own over time. I have loss of appetite, weight loss even though I eat three meals a day including breakfast and change of bowel movements (not watery but looser than they used to be and I've been used to being constipated for about 4 years now). I had a bad episode of heartburn about 6 years ago and put a lot of time and effort in getting the Gaviscon to work. Although it was one episode of reflux/heartburn I thought that would be the end of it but the symptoms I have now are not what I had when I had the reflux/heartburn the first time. So could my GP be right? She wants me to try the omeprazole but she's said if it doesn't work she'll refer me to an ENT.
I've looked on the net at how Hashimoto's can cause low acid problems which can lead to acid reflux and omeprazole lowers acid even further. Is that correct? If so should I not be taking it even though I've been prescribed it? Thank you