Update on random Chest Pain

So last week the gastroenterologist put me on Nexium and decided that all the pain I'm having is NOT related to all my gallstones and that I merely have acid reflux. Well, I knew that was bullshit and now I've been proven correct.

Today my friend Erin escorted me to the hospital so I could be put to sleep and have a camera shoved down my throat to check out my belly and upper intestines. I'm really pleased to hear that everything looks perfect -- a perfect gastric bypass! I'm thrilled to know that after 2 years, I've still not had a complication from it. Oh and that I don't have acid reflux.

What do I have? Well, I'm still damn convinced that it's all my gallbladder. The hot gastroenterologist is not. He says that the gallbladder would not because the pain in my side nor would it cause the random attacks of intense chest pain. I, however, am very convinced. He has no fucking clue what's causing all the pain.

For now, he's doubled my dose of Nexium, prescribed another medicine to take before every meal and before bed and given me some soft muscle relaxers to dissolve under my tongue when I have an attack. I really hope those smooth muscle relaxers work. Monday (or was it Tuesday) I had to spend an hour in the bathroom at work in excruciating pain with like 3 women over me asking if there was anything they could do to help. I can't be spending hours in the bathroom at work all the time. I don't think my boss would like that.

The doctor wants to see me next week, but as I'll be on vacation, I'll see him again the week after that. I also have an appointment with my surgeon that week who might be able to shed some light on it. My gastroenterologist was not keen on me seeing a surgeon when I first came to him, but after my endoscopy came back perfect, he asked me if I had made an appointment (even though he still feels SURE that it's not my gallbladder).

I hope I don't get a lot of attacks while I'm in Florida. That would suck.


Anonymous Crystal said...

I don't think I like your gastroenterologist much....even if he is a hottie. Have a great vacation.

12:44 PM  

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