Since things began to settle down, I felt that I had found the cause to the whole December episode. It was the rice bran oil that triggered the whole December disaster. I felt relieved and began to feel better as the symptoms started to go away as the days went by. I felt that I could see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Boy, how wrong I was.
The light at the end of the tunnel was a high speed train headed towards me at 430km/h. I was caught like a deer in the headlight.
The gods of pain came crashing like meteorites.
The pain at the abdomen was so horrible that I thought something must have ruptured. I had excruciating heart burns (that if I did not know any better, I would have thought that I was having a heart attack). The pain from the heart burn travelled to my back (which had never happened before in my 40 years of life). I had acid 24/7 in my throat and my mouth to the point I could only taste acid and acid alone. It went up to my nostrils and sinus. It affected my ears. And I had such painful gums and teeth that I had to send a SOS message to my dentist. I had my teeth checked and X-rayed. I had healthy teeth and gums there was nothing wrong with my teeth whatsoever.
I couldn't sleep. I couldn't eat. But yet I still persevered on.
I tried going back to really basic food like I did 9 years back when I had the anaphylactic attack. It worked for a day. And then WHAM! It came back with vengeance.
I took Nexium (and then doubled the dose). Relief came for a day. And then WHAM again!
I changed the PPI to Pariet which the ER doctor prescribed. It worked for a day. And again, WHAM!
I remembered what my new gastro had told me last year: sometimes, IBS mimics reflux. So I tried all the meds that I have: Buscopan, Dupastalin, Meteospasmyl. And then I tried Ganaton, Motillium and Gaviscon. (I know, my insides resembled a mini pharmacy.)
That was when my soul and spirit crashed. I felt really shitty.
I made an appointment to see Mr. Gastro.
...to be continued