I have a new respect for people in constant pain.  I honestly don’t know how they do it.

For the past few months I’ve had that squeezy, pressure feeling then the sharp pains started in my stomach, back and chest.  I spent many nights crying myself to sleep it hurt so bad.

Gallbladder ultrasound was clear.  Chest X-ray was inconclusive.  First EKG was good.  So I was treated for pleurisy (inflammation of the chest wall) and sent home.  Of course they gave me an NSAID pain reliever that I had to stop taking, because of the potential stomach damage and the stomach scope I had scheduled.

The scope showed Gastritis and low and behold the birds started to sing and the sun started to shine.  I’ve been taking Omeprazole twice a day for the past week or so and it’s helped tremendously.

You know my hatred of pills so having to take anything is really bothering me, but probably not as much as feeling like I’m constantly having a heart attack.  So I will take it twice a day for the next few weeks then cut down to a pill in the morning and half a pill in the evenings.

I can so do the taper thing.  You know that.  You should see my Paxil taper.  That was a thing of beauty.

So sorry to all of my haters.  This bitch didn’t hit the ground yet.

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