I have been suffering from sharp pain in the chest, shortness of breath, and acid reflux for over a year now. I also have difficulty swallowing. An endoscopy was done and the doctor said there was nothing wrong except some "negligible" scarring in my stomach. He prescribed omeprazole but did not give me any dietary restrictions. The symptoms aren't going away. What should I do?
It sounds like you are not getting the answers you need from your current doctor. I am curious if he considered food allergies/sensitivities? After seeing a GI doctor recently, I learned more about Eosinophilic Esophagitis. This should have shown up on the endoscopy but it seems worth asking about.
If you aren't getting any relief or answers, perhaps it's time for a second opinion!?!?
P.S. Here are some links that you might also find useful:
Dieting with Acid Reflux
5 Drinks to Avoid With Acid Reflux
10 Foods to Avoid With Acid Reflux
hi stephanie, allergy was not discussed and i wonder if the diagnosis was really correct and i am getting the right medication since there is no sign of improvement.
perhaps it is time for a second opinion indeed. thank you so much.
I agree that if the medication is not helping at all then other things need to be considered. Plus, when you add that nothing was found on your echo despite continuing symptoms then it would seem other things should definitely be looked into.....gall bladder, allergies, heart issues, etc.
Best of Luck - Stephanie