Excessive Burping Throughout The Day?
Posted 30 November 2007 - 07:50 AM
Posted 30 November 2007 - 11:28 AM
That BP is soooo high!
When I was getting diagnosed my pulmonologist and I were looking at my chest x-ray. She said to me - if I were a regular doctor looking at this chest x-ray I'd think nothing was wrong, but because I'm a specialist I know what to look for - She also had me do a pft and ct scan. I guess I share this story because if you have shortness of breath your lung issues may not be showing up on the x-ray. You may want to fight for that ct scan.
I used to burp tons and tons. I'd out burp my husband. Zantac has since taken that away. You may want to ask about a GI med or see a GI doctor.
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Posted 30 November 2007 - 01:29 PM
I have polymyositis and I've never had the burping problem that you have. I do get burpy now and then when my heartburn acts up. So as Peanut suggested, you might try an OTC anti-acid and see if it helps any. Please mention it to your doctor on Monday as well. It might be good to get an endoscopy and take a look at your esophagus.
Glad to hear the pulmonologist says no lung or heart problem! You might ask again about the CT if for no other reason than to get a baseline. That's one of the reasons for all the initial testing - to get baselines so you can catch problems before they get too bad. A CT tells a lot more than an x-ray. You still need to find out what's causing that crazy blood pressure. That's just not right.
Let us know how is goes on Monday.
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Posted 02 December 2007 - 04:47 AM
I totally agree with Peanut. I think you need that ct scan, like Janey said, if for nothing else, a baseline. And it does take a specialist to read the xrays, to know what to look for.
Yes, we do have to be assertive with our doctors. Sometimes they just don't get it. Don't be shy with them, It's your life not thiers and you hired them, not the other way around. Second opions are great, too.
Warm and Happy to you! Vee
Posted 02 December 2007 - 11:43 AM
I agree with everybody else. The CTscan is very important because it works as a baseline. Ask for it and if your doctor says no, ask again. That was one of the first test my doctor sent. For me it was good because the doctor was able to find other things not associated with my Ss (we think), that were kind of wrong.
Don't be shy, we have to be very pro active when it comes to our health.