Apr 25, 2012 - 11:45 pm
Hi. First I want to say that google searches kept leading me to this group. You are an amazing group of people.
So let me put a timeline of events out there for you.
In late 2009 my boyfriend started having severe chest pains. I took him to the ER and they preformed an EKG and other tests. All were clear and he was given an rx for prevacid.
In Feb of 2010 he went back to the ER for severe heartburn and pain. It was determined that he had sever GERD. His iron levels were dangerously low. They kept him a week, gave him a blood transfusion and scoped him. There was a biopsy also done. Everything came back clean and he was told to continue his meds.
In Nov of 2010 he went back for another endoscopy because of continuous pain and reflux. Everything on that test came back clean as well. Just a lot of inflammation. This time they upped his meds to 60mg a day, cerafate and tremedol for pain.
Come to now. He still has a lot of pain, reflux and recently his food started getting stuck. He either has to wait for it to go down or try to force it up. He even had a day of throwing up blood that had pooled above food stuck at the time. His specialist referred him to the ER. They weren't able to do anything there so they drugged him up and sent him home. Well today he was scoped again. They dilated his esophagus, took many biopsies and noted that he has an esophageal ulcer. That is it.
I want to know what to do now. I don't feel like this is getting anywhere but I don't know where to go next. His story sounds like so many here but it's not going anywhere. I am scared they will miss something or just continue to push him off. Should I trust that all of this is just GERD or continue on for more help. Where should I go? What should I do?
Thank you for reading this and answering if you do.