I've been having heartburn for a few weeks now. I went to a Dr and he thought I was having a heart attack and sent me to the ER. They said it wasn't my heart and sent me home with prilocec. That helped a little but I have a lot of pain in my upper ad and still burning inside. Yesterday I went to the Gasterologist and he scheduled me for an endoscopy for April 6. That's two weeks! Tonight I feel like my insides are on fire and if I touch my upper abs, it feels hot when nothing else does.
He gave me nexium which I plan on getting tomorrow and also a prescription for reglan which I'm afraid to take. I saw a lot of bad side effects with that one.
My question is, how do I get rid of the burning feeling inside. I feel like I'm on fire. I don't know if I can wait two weeks for the tests. I'm scared it could be cancer or something like that.
Could it be an ulcer? What should I do?