Thursday, 18 December 2014

Just a quickie...

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I have been feeling very nauseous since August. Went to see the doctor and he tried me on some drugs to reduce the acid thinking it might be reflux. This is my second bout, had it to a lesser degree last year. Tablets didn't work, made me feel like I had a brick in my stomach.

New government legislation dictates that if you are of a certain age and drugs don't help the symptoms then you go on a 2 week emergency list for a gastroscopy (just in case it is the start of something nasty).

Had my consultant appointment yesterday and the procedure first thing this morning. Wanted sedation as I can't swallow on command. Wasn't aware of gagging or anything. Woke up, had water, then coffee and sandwiches.

The nurse took us both into another room and said everything seemed normal, nothing nasty. Phew!

They did take 4 biopsies, the results of which should take a week. They also tested me for H. Pylori bug and that too was negative. Guess I have to wait for the biopsy results and whether they show the reason for the nausea.

Having a rest for a while then will get on with making bread later on.

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  1. Hope everything comes back okay Dc.x

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  2. Yuk, poor you, but at least the nasty bit is over now. I hope the results come back all clear, but then of course you will still have the mystery of what's causing it :-(

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    1. I didn't remember a thing after sedation, wasn't even aware of gag reflex. Also hope everything comes back ok!

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  3. I feel you pain, literally. Years of heartburn, only to be told it was stress induced.

    After an adverse reaction to a drug following surgery and an emergency colonoscopy and gastroscopy, put on huge doses of pantaloc. Follow up scopes three months later revealed I have Barretts Esophagus.

    Not the best diagnosis, but at least now I can get the treatments I need.

    Best wishes for the biopsy results.

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    1. Thank you. Pretty sure I don't have Barrett's as everything was clear with no current or past indications of inflammation. Eating, not eating makes no difference, nor does what I eat. Biopsies were taken from inside the duodenum.

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  4. My Sister had this problem for a few months and her doctor said her particular case was down to stress, she is fine now but very yuck for her at the time. Fingers crossed you get your results back soon and at least the nasty tests are out of the way.
    Twiggy

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    1. Thank you. Not stress as far as I know. Have had that many years ago but disappeared when I stopped work.

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  5. Are you a little giddy too? Could be an inner ear thing, which obviously won't show up in stomach investigation.
    Good Luck
    Gill

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    1. No I'm not giddy but thanks for the suggestion. Ears have been checked and are fine.

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  6. Wishing you all my best wishes for your results DC. Thinking of you. P x

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  7. Poor you, it sounds like you have been through the mill today. I have been at the hospital too for my chest xray. I hope all your results are ok and they find a solution for you, constantly feeling nauseous must get you down a bit. Take care.

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    1. Thank you, I feel worse at the moment but that is probably not surprising! Yes, it does get me down a little.

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