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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=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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