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Im so confused lately..... ive had MANY tests done on my heart dr's said all came back ok. Dr also said i most likely have GERD, main symptom i have is mild discomfort when swallowing food. (when food hits the sternum area probably entering stomach) Its very mild not to bad just discomforting. Also feels like my stomach is sensitive, esp with cold or hot food.

However i get this pains/cramps in the left side of my chest, right where my heart is! Its like the whole left pectoral area. I also get palpitations ooccasionally and sometimes when i lay down, i get a few seconds of a sinking feeling like someone dropped a boulder on my chest.

I often notice this cramp in my chest worse after physical activity. It often creates anxiety as i worry that something is wrong with my heart.

Has anyone experienced these type of symptoms with GERD? The strange thing is i dont really notice any specific symptoms to acidic foods, burning, regurgitation, vomiting or any other basic gerd stuff. Just sternum discomfort with dense foods, and these wierd chest/heart issues.. i hope someone can relate, my dr isnt very easy to follow.

P.S im 22 year old male, no family history of heart disease except in one grandfather, no pre-existing conditiosn other than prostatitis.
[QUOTE=vh90453;3827033]I have gastritis and acid reflux. I also get quite severe chest pain around my heart. For me they are two separate things. The chest pain was diagnosed as referred pain from tight neck muscles. I see a PT or Chiro and they help a lot. I still get it at times but it doesn't worry me anymore, I just go and have it treated again. Mine is caused by bad posture. The Doc just pressed on a muscle in my neck, which really hurt and said that's your problem. I must admit I have the greatest Doctor in the world. I hope that helps.[/QUOTE]

i def have tight neck muscles also. It feels like my neck is being pulled or tight, maybe it is related to my chest pain. I also like i said have palpitations which is odd, but my dr said it is not cardiac problem. Does anyone else get palpitations ever related to gerd?
[QUOTE=1sunny1;3827391]Actually, I haven't noticed and palpitations while this is happening, but then I am really concentrated on the pain itself because it is horrible.

Sunny[/QUOTE]

yeah im just confused by it because my dr says my heart is fine and only thing ive been diagnosed with is gerd
[QUOTE=Nauthiz;3826407]Im so confused lately..... ive had MANY tests done on my heart dr's said all came back ok. Dr also said i most likely have GERD, main symptom i have is mild discomfort when swallowing food. (when food hits the sternum area probably entering stomach) Its very mild not to bad just discomforting. Also feels like my stomach is sensitive, esp with cold or hot food.

However i get this pains/cramps in the left side of my chest, right where my heart is! Its like the whole left pectoral area. I also get palpitations ooccasionally and sometimes when i lay down, i get a few seconds of a sinking feeling like someone dropped a boulder on my chest.

I often notice this cramp in my chest worse after physical activity. It often creates anxiety as i worry that something is wrong with my heart.

Has anyone experienced these type of symptoms with GERD? The strange thing is i dont really notice any specific symptoms to acidic foods, burning, regurgitation, vomiting or any other basic gerd stuff. Just sternum discomfort with dense foods, and these wierd chest/heart issues.. i hope someone can relate, my dr isnt very easy to follow.

P.S im 22 year old male, no family history of heart disease except in one grandfather, no pre-existing conditiosn other than prostatitis.[/QUOTE]



This sounds somewhat similar to what I have had the past 5 years. I am a 24 year old male, and since the age of 19 I have had severe and chronic heartburn, chest pain, stomach pain, crams, etc. I have never been able to find a source to the problem, and I have had MANY tests done. One time when I was in the hospital this past july, they suggested porphyria. I thought that this was it because many things I read about, suggested that I had this. I was recently told by a specialist that it is not this, and my test were normal Many times the only time I can get relief is from opiates(which I never found out about until I was in an accident 2 years ago and put on painkillers for broken bones, and suddenly I had no more illness), as well as a hot bath because I feel extremely cold at times. It is the worst in the mornings, when I wake up, or sometimes it's what wakes me up early in the morning. So I think it has something to do with sleep. Yours sounds a little different from mine but similar in many ways, and I definitely know what it feels like to have no idea what the problem is, and every doctor you speak to tells you that you're fine, and simply have GERD or heartburn.





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