I am struggling with acid reflux again. A few months of protonix seemed to wipe it out last time I had symptoms. I had a great year and a half with absolutely no issues. Then stress came and I couldn't figure out why I was struggling with being seated in the car and thought maybe it was a panic attack of some kind - my symptoms were so non-specific and strange - I felt off but couldn't identify this with reflux in any way. Just a crazy insane feeling inside like I would come out of my skin, no pain - and I had to get my bra off right away?? (Last time it was heart palpitations and hunger paings.) Again there wasn't pain - more like a pressure that was just off. Then the feeling began to take on a more specific burning, then pain, then a globus feeling - and then within days full blown horrid reflux - I stopped eating and then started throwing up bile and bleckkkk. I am back on the protonix 40 mg twice a day because I had leftovers and asked my doctor if I could start them again and it was agreed.
I don't want to be here again. Last time I healed up JUST as the insurance company was refusing to cover any more protonix (which works awesome) and gonna force me to get scoped. The doctor said she really thought I had a hiatal hernia. Kind of makes me mad that this started up right when I was very busy and simultaneously getting physical therapy that included a lot of stomach exercises. I think the two combined did the trick.
I have been reading for a few days and during that few days have become almost symptom free again, the globus feeling occasionally hits for a minute or two, but is not locked up 24/7 as it was before. LOTS of eating - in fact over-eating (I am of typical weight.) has kept me much better off, but I sure hope I won't have to continue that.
Anyways I will get right to it. My bra hurts (okay not severe pain just that very gross strangly pressure gut squish insanity feeling) and I don't know what to do. Going braless isn't an option outside the home, obviously. What is very cool is that with the symptoms going away my stress level is way low which is wonderful. I think the silent reflux may have been causing damage and setting off silent stress, as well. What is the insane feeling? Have you ever wanted to come out of your skin with no pain?