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Paralyzing, Continuing Heartburn/Acid Reflux

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 3, 2009
  • 06:21 AM

I'm going to start from the very beginning, but I just want to start off by saying that my problem is Constant Heartburn/Acid Reflux, that of which I always end up vomiting.
I recently had a baby (in June), I was put in the hospital because I had preeclampsia, they put me on magnesium to keep me from having seizures and strokes. They also had me on petocin to help induce labor, I ended up having a c-section. I was on quite a few pain medications. A few weeks later I started having horrible heartburn/Acid Indegestion. It hurts so bad that I cannot breath, I feel it in my stomache and in my back. Sometimes it lasts for hours on end and I always end up vomiting. They have prescribed me Prevacid, but I am terrified at all the things I have read about this medicine. And I have also read that heartburn is a symptom of something else that is going on inside of your body and I cannot figure out what it is. I've also had headaches almost everyday, I really want to know whats going on with me. I was tested for H. Pilori and that came back fine. They also ran a test on my liver and galbladder. My liver count came back high so they tested me for various things which came back negative as well. I never had heartburn during my pregnancy and have never had problems with heartburn before other than very, very occasionally, and it didn't last long. I don't want to be on Prevacid for the rest of my life, when that medication is only intended for about an 8 week period, and majority of the time the Prevacid just doesn't work at all. I don't know what to do anymore, the pain is so horrible and I have a very high pain tolerance but this sometimes brings me to tears. When it finally goes away I am exhausted. I also have been finding that sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night choking, I'm coughing horribly-it feels like I choked on my own spit, I don't know if this gives any clue. I know this was very long but I just wanted to give out the whole picture because you never know what could be causing these things. I am currently on Zoloft-but that's never given me problems before. The pain medication I was on after the C-section were oxycodone (generic I think for percosett), and prescription ibuprofen which I didn't take for too long. I also took valium maybe 3 times. And this might sound gross, but I was having some problems after my c-section up until about 3 weeks ago, I was continuing to bleed very heavily off and on and I ended up with a very painful and irritating vaginal rash. I was tested for all STD's and everything came back negative.

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