Thank you for your quick response. I did go to the clinic, and had bloodwork done. The results did not show anything alarmingly abnormal, but did show the following:
For Complete Blood Count:
Lymph# 1.0 Below Normal Range 1.2 - 3.4
7.4 Below Normal Range 7.8 - 11.0
) 39 Above High Normal Range 11-38
ALK. Posphatase 42 Below Low Normal Range 53 - 128
ALK. Phosphate 47 Below Low Normal Range 53 - 128
Amalase was normal, and I did not see Lipase
on the test results.
I am starting Prevacid
for a four week dose, and am making other lifestyle changes as well. I am not overweight
, but do smoke occasionally and drink coffee every day. I am familiar with GERD
symptoms, but the back and shoulder pain
is a new symptom. They did do an EKG and checked my enzymes as well, which did not show any cardiac event.
My questions are:
1. Given the above, does anything stand out that would indicate a diagnosis other than GERD?
2. Is the back and shoulder pain, in your experience, ever a symptom of GERD? I have had check pain before with the GERD, but this is new. I find it alarming and uncomfortable.
If the symptoms do not resolve with treatment I have the name of a gastroenterologist.