EGD and Sjorgrens

I just had an EGD this morning because of burning and pain in my esophagus. I expected him to tell me that either I had ulcers or GERD but he said it was all clear but my pain and burning was probably a result of my Gastrophoresis and Sjorgrens. How does Sjorgrens play into this?

This would be something to look into with your rheumatologist. Interestingly, my mouth was on fire when I was first diagnosed. I don’t know if it’s the lack of saliva, pH imbalance because of this, etc.

You don’t seem to think that gastroparesis could play a role. I’m curious what your thinking is here.

I have a Dr appt in the morning with my PCP. I have been having pain in my abdomen (my real stomach, not my intestines) for a the last few weeks. This past Thursday I had 3 separate attacks. Not real bad pain at all just starting to get old.

I think I might either have an ulcer or it may be my gallbladder. I was told 3 or 4 years ago that I had a few gallstones. So I am hoping for a ultrasound and or a EGD to see what’s going on.

Hope you get some relief soon!

I have an appointment with my Rheumatologist in a week so I do have some things to talk to her about. I did some research on the internet and did find that Sjorgren’s and Gastroporesis do have a lot to do with each other. I’m just now finding out it’s not just about dryness and aches and pains. He (Gastro doctor) wants me to go on Reglan but I told him last time I didn’t want to go on it because of the side effects. My Mom died of Parkinson’s Disease and I read that Reglan side effects can mimic Parkinson’s. Why in the world would I want that. I told him I just wanted to regulate it by watching what I eat. My gastroporesis isn’t sever at this point so I think I should be ok. I’ll see what my Rheumatologist says next week.