I have GERD diagnosed by the ER
Since the 7th of December 2020.
1 month now that I know of.
However my swallowing issues started in August of 2020. With an inability to swallow completely or strongly rather. ( * That was around the same time I was perscribed Ativan for sleeping. )
Now January 2021 my swallowing has gotten worse. Now it also has clicking and popping sensations. My throat feels like it has a huge lump inside.
I also have a burning dry mouth & tounge.
Burning dry sinus.
Burning dry throat.
My sinuses are inflamed and my throat.
Which comes and goes.
I've lost some of my senses of smell but have gained incredible abilities with some smells especially sweet and floral.
I have also gained incredible taste buds. I'm tasting wayyyyyy too much.
It hurts so much when I breathe.
My lungs hurt resting, breathing in or out.
I'm talking omeprazole, sucralfate, and pepsid compete. I am also still talking Ativan .50 ( down from 3mg a day.)
I cannot help but think Ativan is the cause of all my problems… idk
I have been to the ER AND DOCTOR in this small city about 16 times since December 7th.
I really need support and answers badly.
When will this go away? Is this all normal?
Has anyone had GERD this bad and they fully recovered?
*I also have an endoscopy scheduled on the 21st. ( I'm scared. )
*And a pulmonary testing tomorrow.