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Acid Reflux / GERD Message Board

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HI there, new at this as well. Im a mom of 4 and stay at home, I am overweight, have been diagnosed with FMS, and TACYCARDIA. My husband is out of town frequently, and for about 3 weeks now, I have been nauseated before I eat , when I eat and sometimes after I eat. I am concerned, because for months now, I have had sharp stabbing pains in my shoulders? Then radiates toward the shouder blade area~ Not only that I have had dull stabbing pains off and on under my left breast, feels like it is under my left rib cage? I went to see Womens DR, and was sent to get a mamogram, all clear~ Tonight though, sad, and despressed with husband gone and 4 kids home, fussing, fighting, etc.. ( just being kids) I was sitting on the couch eating dinner, I started feeling sick, and after I ate I suddenly got a sharp pain in my left side of my chest??!!! Now, Im scared, I got that sick, scared feeling like am I dying? It felt so scarey. I am feeling very stressed, and am so scared. I am scared because , of being over weight. I had a friend who had a heart attack at age 30, and Im going to be thirty in a few more days~ Can anyone relate to any of this? I just dont know who to go and see about this at all? Everytime I have problems, I get thrown over and told oh, its your fibromyalgia~ HELP, Im a desperate mom of 4 who doesnt want to die!!
Hi Manda,
I just saw your post or I would have replied sooner. I know what it is to be a stay at home Mom...I too have four kids and they are just now getting to the place of being more independent. Even now sometimes if I leave the older ones in charge of the younger ones I fear for their lives if I have to leave for a few hours. I remember those days of being at home while husband is gone...sometimes you feel like a caged animal and want to tear out your hair when they start bickering and the last thing you need is a health problem nagging at you. Have you been checked for GERD? The stabbing pain especially associated with eating might be a digestive problem. I have had this too at times but I think the worst part of it all is the anxiety of not knowing what is wrong. If your DR. rules out heart problems it could be GERD and another thought is have them check gall bladder. Hope you are feeling better and try to keep your chin up and not worry...
Elisabeth :wave:
1 more to add to the pile. I'm 31 and the 6 chronic months of dull, annoying chest pain started with a stabbing pain on the left side. Did the ER thing, and plenty of tests since then (heart stress and ultrasound, EKGs, chest MRI, lung tests, multiple blood tests, etc). GI is about all they HAVEN'T sent me for! That's next though. Unfortunately, my family doctor tried Nexium this last visit, suspecting maybe a stomach ulcer, and my pain and breathlessness worsened for 20 hours! We'll see. I have watched my diet closely and lost 25 lbs, but I've still got the same core problems! I have my good and bad days.

In the mean time, to all of you, I've gotten some relief the following ways:

1. occasional fasting with just 100% fruit juices and V8 or veggie juice, at least til dinner. Don't do this more than once a week!
2. go to GNC or equivalent and get some L-Glutamine. Take 1 pill (I take 750mg) before each meal. It does help with your intesinal processing of the food! I get far less gas from any end this way.
3. take a good multivitamin with breakfast and lunch.
4. eat less wheat and sweets, less or no fried, and more greens and chicken/other meats. That has also helped me somewhat - sugar avoidance (and I'm a real sweet-tooth, so it's hard)
5. cut coffee, pop, tea (except green)
6. get enough sleep - mine gets better ONLY after 8 hours!

Hopefully this helps someone out there.

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