I have to have an EGD and I'm not looking forward to it. I posted last week about some stomach pain and ended up going to my doctor. He put me on Aciphex once a day, which isn't helping too much. He switched me over to Nexium as of today. He sent me for an abdominal ultrasound today to look at my gallbladder. He said he thinks it's gastritis but wanted to rule that out first. The ultrasound came back clean thankfully. I spoke with him this afternoon and told him my stomach is hurting pretty badly and I'm very nauseated. I told him how it seems to be when I haven't eaten anything for a couple hours. It feels like hunger pangs times a thousand, and I get nauseous with it. So then he said the words I was dreading, "I think you need to have an EGD." Yuck! Being a nurse this is one test I'm definitely NOT looking forward to. He's concerned about a possible ulcer because of my symptoms. So I'm going for that on the 19th. I'm terrified though. I've sent many patients for this test, but have never had it done myself. Can anyone tell me what to expect?