I am convinced that Dr. GI is trying to kill me. Since I had all that blood work and stool tests done I have been anxiously awaiting the results. We are still waiting for most of the results but I did get a call and was told one of my blood tests came back kinda funky. Kinda funky as in 3 times higher than normal level. It was the test for gastrin. Apparently since I take Prevacid twice a day for acid reflux this can cause the gastrin level to appear high. I was instructed to stop taking my Prevacid for three days and have the blood redrawn on Monday morning so they can get a more accurate reading. A few thoughts on this that I would love to express to Dr. GI...
1. Could you not thought of this BEFORE I had the original bloodwork drawn?
2. I am on this medicine for a reason - I need it! If I miss two doses of it my throat burns like a furnace. Three days without it is going to be torture!
3. Am I not uncomfortable enough with the stomach pain, runs to the bathroom and general fatigue that you have to add a burning throat and chest pains??
4. The research I have done says that if you have high gastrin levels you more than likely have a peptic ulcer. (Which I do not have) and the treatment is a proton pump inhibitor such as PREVACID!!! What the.....?
So my weekend should be fun. My throat is already burning like fire. If these tests don't expose whatever my problem is I don't know what I am going to. I am so frustrated right now I can't even see straight!
GOOD NEWS: TODAY IS MY LAST OFFICIAL DAY OF PREDNISONE. I took my last 1mg dose this morning. I am done!! WOOT WOOT!!!