I am suffering from acid reflux or in medical terms gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). By the way, I was diagnosed of this illness last 2006 and undergone series of medications already.
This morning, I experienced its major symptom, heartburn. I suddenly felt the burning sensation in my stomach while I am doing my regular office work in front of my desktop. Then, later I had difficulty in breathing – sign that it’s already heartburn. My colleague consoled me, and I asked one of them to buy me 1 tablet of Prevacid in the nearby drugstore. One of the supervisors requested somebody from Employee’s Clinic to check on me. Few minutes later, a nurse and a staff came… The nurse checked my blood pressure – 100/70, so it’s normal. However, she still convinced me to stay in the clinic for a while so that a doctor will attend to me and prescribe medicine/s if necessary.
I stayed at the clinic for more than a hour. The doctor prescribed 3 types of medicines that I need to take for two weeks. According to him, I should undergo endoscopy (involves insertion of a thin scope through the mouth and throat into the esophagus and stomach) after completing the medication.
I’m okay now but I don’t like to suffer from this illness anymore that’s why I really want to undergo endoscopy immediately…