Marceline F, RN wrote:Dear Songbird,
The best diagnostic tool in your case is to ask your doctor to refer you for an EGD (Esophagoduodenoscopy) whereby a gastroenterologist (someone who specializes in disorders of the digestive tract) takes a camera and looks down into your stomach Did your doctor prescribe an H2blocker (Prilosec, Prevacid, Zantac, Pepcid, Tagamet) or the like? There is a simple diagnostic aid the ER uses called a "GI cocktail" which consists generally of Mylanta (antacid)mixed together with Donatal (anti-spasmotic) and viscous Lidocaine (numbing agent). When the GI cocktail works, the patient typically is able to state some relief of the burning and pain. Then the Md can prescribe the appropriate intervention.
Thank you so much for all the helpful info. My Dr. did prescribe Mylanta and it helps a bit. He just added Prilosec and I will get it today. The problem is, I don't really have pain
just this pressure
, like someone has their fist pushing upwards on my stomach. The doctors look at me like they have never heard of this before. Have you??? Thanks again.