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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!!
[QUOTE=GirlinWayside]I have the same symptoms and have had for two years now. I just recently ( a few months back) went to see a cardiologist and was diagnosed with PAC's and PVC's. He did however state that the symptoms I am having are not related to my heart. I started thinking it was digestive related when I threw up my lunch the other day and the chest pain subsided for a bit. I just found this board today and it's really a relief that other people have the same kind of symptoms.[/QUOTE]
GERD (reflux, hiatal herna), PVC's, PAC's plus a little Mitro-valve for good measure - I have all. My body mass index is a healthy 23 - go figure. I also get a sudden, sharp & persistent pain in the center of my chest (lasts all day, but it comes and goes until it fades) . 9 times out of ten, I can trace this to a high-fat food eaten recently (bacon, a fatty steak,etc.). The chest pain is absolutely excruciating (almost to tears) & totally debilitating for at least an hour. Happened again this week; pain was so bad I stopped in visit my doc. He thought a muscle was possibly having a spasm near an inflamed area. Of course, all heart-related tests were fine (EKG, etc.) It still amazes me that the pain can sustain itself at this high level for so long, and yet this isn't a serious condition; when it starts so suddenly, it is certainly alarming. I also expereince interplay between my esophigal irritation and my vagal nerve (regulates the heart beat, as I understand it); so in effect, GERD seems to make my heart jump, stop, beat fast, slow down, etc. Occasionally, everything gets irritated in sync, which really makes for a fun day. When you have these symptoms, as I do, you learn to accept a lot of chest pain appearing in different manners all over the place. It took me a long time to get comfortable with the wide variety of chest pains I get, but over time, I've learned to live with it, and understand it a bit more. My pains almost always "seem" like they could be a heart attack, but I can almost always rule that out by noting aspects that are inconsistent with a heart attack (i.e., if you can breath freely, or if the pain moves around, or if you can eventually free up trapped air, no pain in the arms/shoulders, pain responds to medicine, etc.). Still, it is a constant battle - as my pain shows itself differently each time. Most people I talk to don't experience these symptoms - if and when they do, it seems that symptoms manifest themselves at a much lower level. Many have had "heartburn", etc., but far fewer have had experience with the overwhelming persisten pain associated with GERD, et al. I wonder what makes everyone here so special? Stress and weight are triggers for me - and I only need a little stress and a little increase in weight (10 lbs) to bring on the fun! :jester:

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