Hi. Sorry you're amped up. Sorry your GI Doc experience wasn't pleasant.
IMHO, I would absolutely NOT schedule these tests until you have recieved a 2nd opinion. And, I would definitely keep in mind that there is a very HIGH probability that you do not even need these tests. You have had a lot of recent medical intervention looking for serious stuff...nothing has come up. This is great:) Peeps, of all walks of life get heartburn and acid reflux. When it becomes a little more prevelant or it affects our lifestyle a little bit more, Docs call it GERD. Overwhelmingly, GERD can be treated, initially, with diet change and medicine. And, then, after the appropriate time, a further protocol can be discussed if the situation hasn't improved enough. GERD and many GI issues are directly related to and / or are exascerbated by chronic anxiety / stress. Peeps with HA often go through a battery of invasive med testing because of the symtpoms of GI issues (GERD / IBS). Med testing is incredibly counterproductive to our healing path, when it is medically unneeded or given for our "peace of mind". I am not telling you to not have med testing. My concern would be, as it has been shown so very often with HA peeps, that we use medical testing to help us with our overall anxiety issues...our overall sense of feeling 'not right'. I understand we feel crappy...I understand that we percieve we need med testing (we are scared - it is how HA can operate).
You have HA / Anxiety. This is known. So, to me, it is always better for us to lean towards making sure we really need medical testing. This is difficult. We feel we have to have it in order to "protect" ourselves and our well-being and the well-being of our familes, as we don't want to leave them behind. Our Docs will often push med testing as it covers their rear-end and it makes them $$. It is also part of their job to give us med testing when needed. It is certainly a precarious slope....the HA patient and Med Doc relationship.
It's tough giving advice on this forum often, as we cant play the role of Doctor. But, we can look at our own past experience and we can look at the well-defined history of HA (and all it's normal patterns of behavior) and we can, hopefully, use this info to help us frame a quality decision about our health protocol. And part, of this decision making process HAS TO include, IMHO, that history has shown us that we can treat a lot of our aches and pains and symptoms and physical manifestations by focusing most of our energy and resources on our mental health challenges. And we can, often, treat the same with minor medical intervention, as opposed to serious, anxiety provoking, costly, invasive med testing. And, we can treat the same, often, with some lifestyle changes (diet and exercise and learning and stress reduction).
What's going on in your anxiety help, currently?
Peace and Feel Well:)