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Hey YesYes100,
Again I'm so sorry for what you're going through. So 2 courses of 20 days (40 days) plus oral steroids (Like prednisone .. ) Well, one thing you said caught my attention - "Back then i would eat heavy at 1am and go to sleep at 1:10am and stuff like that." You know, most human beings CAN eat at 1am and go to sleep by 1am and they are FINE, Meaning, they may not feel awesome ... BUT they don't have heartburn or bloating or excessive burping. They can certainly eat late and go to bed and carry on with their day. Mucus comes out of the nose for pretty surefire reasons ... bloating happens for surefire reasons and heartburn happens for surefire reasons. When you swallow food, you feel a pain in your chest? Me too ... mostly my whole life. I'm the same with no diarrhea and I cough constantly especially after eating. like .. for me .. I eat, and about 45 minutes to an hour later I start to cough and I get EXTREME shortness of breath. And you say your esophagus is reddened. Well, for me ... my opinion ... I've delt and studied a lot with this illness ... and from what you're saying you're at the beginning stages of a complex irritating disorder that doctors most likely won't consider or even worse ... misdiagnose you. Leaving you with pointless operations, medications and tests that seriously make the situation MUCH worse. Should you wait for the biopsies? Well, lets say they come back to you and say "Mr. YesYes, you have Barretts Esophagus" Or "you have the beginning stages of Barretts (Barretts is a pre cancerous condition, not to scare you ... a lot of people have it, only a small percent lead to cancer) ... then what do you do? You have the biopsies ... so ... do you submit to the doctors requests and take PPI's and H2 Blockers and a host of other medication (drugs)? That is really ... seriously up to you. For me ... I would absolutely NOT (despite the biopsies) follow every order the doctors tell you. You wanted a name for your condition? Well, it's GERD .. it's LPR ... It's Acid Reflux ... it's a ton of things. The reason you are burping, feeling heartburn, bloating, coughing after eating, feeling pain in your chest and your esophagus is reddened. This in my opinion ... is for one reason. Your Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES for short) has been weakened over thew course of your lifespan. It's a valve that sits a top your stomach. In most people, as soon as they eat, it shuts, allowing the digestive gasses to well, digest the food. Your LES, like mine, is in a weakened state, it opens when it should not ... allowing gasses (burping) allowing acidic contents to hit your throat after eating making you cough and experience phlegm/mucus - your esophagus is red from the gastric contents coming up through the LES and hitting your esophagus making it red. Taking Pantoprazole for a month or forever is not going to FIX the LES problem, just lesson the acid. As far as deciding what your next move should be .. research a bit on "LES weakness - GERD- - LPR" see if you fit the docket for these conditions ... these conditions are all interconnected. It's a pain in the *** to find a doctor who will agree BUT there are a few who do understand. And again, I'm very sorry for what you're going through ... I hope that I could help in any way. Cheers
Hey YesYes100,
Again I'm so sorry for what you're going through. So 2 courses of 20 days (40 days) plus oral steroids (Like prednisone .. ) Well, one thing you said caught my attention - "Back then i would eat heavy at 1am and go to sleep at 1:10am and stuff like that." You know, most human beings CAN eat at 1am and go to sleep by 1am and they are FINE, Meaning, they may not feel awesome ... BUT they don't have heartburn or bloating or excessive burping. They can certainly eat late and go to bed and carry on with their day. Mucus comes out of the nose for pretty surefire reasons ... bloating happens for surefire reasons and heartburn happens for surefire reasons. When you swallow food, you feel a pain in your chest? Me too ... mostly my whole life. I'm the same with no diarrhea and I cough constantly especially after eating. like .. for me .. I eat, and about 45 minutes to an hour later I start to cough and I get EXTREME shortness of breath. And you say your esophagus is reddened. Well, for me ... my opinion ... I've delt and studied a lot with this illness ... and from what you're saying you're at the beginning stages of a complex irritating disorder that doctors most likely won't consider or even worse ... misdiagnose you. Leaving you with pointless operations, medications and tests that seriously make the situation MUCH worse. Should you wait for the biopsies? Well, lets say they come back to you and say "Mr. YesYes, you have Barretts Esophagus" Or "you have the beginning stages of Barretts (Barretts is a pre cancerous condition, not to scare you ... a lot of people have it, only a small percent lead to cancer) ... then what do you do? You have the biopsies ... so ... do you submit to the doctors requests and take PPI's and H2 Blockers and a host of other medication (drugs)? That is really ... seriously up to you. For me ... I would absolutely NOT (despite the biopsies) follow every order the doctors tell you. You wanted a name for your condition? Well, it's GERD .. it's LPR ... It's Acid Reflux ... it's a ton of things. The reason you are burping, feeling heartburn, bloating, coughing after eating, feeling pain in your chest and your esophagus is reddened. This in my opinion ... is for one reason. Your Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES for short) has been weakened over thew course of your lifespan. It's a valve that sits a top your stomach. In most people, as soon as they eat, it shuts, allowing the digestive gasses to well, digest the food. Your LES, like mine, is in a weakened state, it opens when it should not ... allowing gasses (burping) allowing acidic contents to hit your throat after eating making you cough and experience phlegm/mucus - your esophagus is red from the gastric contents coming up through the LES and hitting your esophagus making it red. Taking Pantoprazole for a month or forever is not going to FIX the LES problem, just lesson the acid. As far as deciding what your next move should be .. research a bit on "LES weakness - GERD- - LPR" see if you fit the docket for these conditions ... these conditions are all interconnected. It's a pain in the *** to find a doctor who will agree BUT there are a few who do understand. And again, I'm very sorry for what you're going through ... I hope that I could help in any way. Cheers





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