I am my daughter’s mother and my mother’s daughter


After spending way too much money at the OB, the ER, an endocrinologist and an ENT, I sort of maybe have a diagnosis.

For about two months I’ve felt like there was something in my throat. A chicken bone, perhaps, which resulted in a trip to the ER? A cyst on my thyroid, which resulted in a trip to the endocrinologist? A tumor in my throat, which resulted in the trip to the ENT?

All of this to find out that I likely have reflux. The very diagnosis that the OB gave me when I went in and had my labs and blood work done.

“I don’t have heartburn and there is no pain,” I explained to her.

So, I did what any other non-medically educated person did. I went on my way to getting another diagnosis. And spent way too much money.

Did I mention that I spent too much money?

So, now, I’m on a little purple pill everyday for a month to see if it helps. We’ll see.

When I called my mom and told her the sort of, maybe diagnosis. She said “well, that makes sense. Your daughter had it when she was little and so do I.” (Don’t even tell me why she didn’t mention this before..not that I would have listened.)

So, I am my daughter’s mother and my mother’s daughter. And we all have reflux.

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  1. I'm glad it's nothing too serious! And I agree… that pill rocks!

  2. I'm glad you finally got some answers, but that stinks!

  3. Glad you finally got some answers, but sorry you had to spend too much money.
    Landon had to take the purple pill (well, crushed) when he was a baby!
    Hope your chicken bone feeling is going away!!
    And did I mention that I'm sorry you had to spend so much money!?!?! lol

  4. Well, at least it's not anything more serious.:) Hopefully the new pill will help. I remember a gastro dr. I worked for prescribing the 'little magic purple pill' as he called it quite often.

  5. I am sorry that you have had to go through all of this. I surely hope that the purple pill will solve the problem. Get better soon. Love, Lura

  6. My mom has it and so do I, give the purple pill a chance it takes a good 2 weeks, but YAY it works!

    I hear ya on spending too much money!

  7. Nothing like walking all the way around the block to go next door……….I'm glad you've got an answer, and hoping it works!

  8. Hopefully the purple pill works. This is a fairly common thing it seems. Or at least maybe it's just more and more people I know have this. Hope it helps!

  9. I have it too… I used to take a pill daily but now I know what foods to avoid and I rarely have a problem with it. If I do, I take an over the counter acid reducer… I didn't like the thought of being on a pill every day of my life… basically try to avoid too much 'red' in your food and drinks: red wine (I have switched to white), salsa, spaghetti sauce, etc.. I just limit it and pay more attention to it now 🙂

  10. I am a big pill believer! Good luck I hope you recover quickly 🙂

  11. Hopefully you'll be feeling better soon. Hooray for the miraculous purple pill.

  12. Thank goodness for it just being reflux and not something more serious!! Hopefully that little purple pill will help solve everything!!

  13. I love the purple pill. So glad it's not something more serious.

  14. Krystyn, I have this VERY SAME THING! At first they thought it was my gallbladder (which I did have stones in and it was removed) but get this: Heartburn is a side effect of a bad gallbladder (not saying you have that, but saying it's what cause my chicken bone!) Even now, since having my gallbladder out, I STILL have that problem. So I take a Nexium 1-2 times a week when it gets bad. Haven't felt it in a long time, actually, so I bet that fixes it. It's funny you use that very same description, 'cause that exactly what I said to my OB when I first started noticing it. My gastric doc told me that was a common complaint with reflux. I hope this works for you, it certainly did me!

  15. Why is it that we are never satisfied of what "just might be" and instead take the stubborn route and seek out a difference of opinion (because lets face it, the answer can never be THAT simple). Instead, we think "worst case scenario and pretty much scare the Bajezuz out of ourself with the options, haha. I do this often, however, I choose to not see drs until I cant take it any longer and then I spend that much more time getting better.

  16. yay for the purple pill! i here it works wonders 🙂

  17. drugs are your friend….I'm all in favor of drugs. Hope it works! Let me know if you need me to commit any more prescription drug fraud. lol

  18. Well, thank goodness it was just reflux! Whew! Much better than a tumor, no? Yes!!! I hope the little pill helps soon. 🙂

  19. Well at least now you know what's going on. That's definitely better than not knowing! Hope the little pill helps!

  20. Isn't it funny when you finally connect all the dots and it's like "duh, THAT makes sense"?

    I'm glad it's something that can be treated. Hope the little purple pills help!

  21. Hmm…I have acid reflux myself and see a grastrologist (I think that's what it's called) for it….they haven't really solved my issue though…:( Hope your's gets better!!

    Love, Mere

  22. Can my Mom and I join your club. It was particularly fun when I was preggers. Fingers crossed the pill helps!

  23. Firefly@fireflyblog.org says:

    Hope the pill helps 🙂 and I'm glad it's not something untreatable!

  24. i feel like acid reflux is like the magic diagnosis… maybe that is why they call the purple pill magic… happy for you that you figured it out…

  25. The purple pill should do it's job. My aunt has reflux. She also has to watch what she eats because certain things make her stomach hurt.

  26. Oh, honey, feel better soon! I get it sometimes being pregnant…and it's beyond miserable.

  27. man that stinks when you get the go around and end at the same point. Hope the pill helps!

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