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Acid Reflux / GERD Message Board


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I have been reading these boards for a few months now, decided to make a post and say hi.

I'm only 25 and I haven't been dealing with these issues nearly as long as others on here but they've been swift and debilitating.

Starting in November of last year I started to notice I was getting a burning in my throat, my chest and my tongue. I thought to myself no big deal iy'd just heartburn i've had it before and i'll have it again. Next thing you know the pain and burning was so bad that I ended up in the hospital thinking I was having a heart attack. They told me I was fine and gave me prilosec, told me it was just reflux and to see a gastroenterologist. Later the burning became numbness in my chest throat and tongue and I developed an issue where I feel like my chest is beng squeezed shut, trouble swallowing, and an extremely tight neck.

So I got every test known to man. I got an upper endoscopy which revealed inflammation but the doc said it's minor. His official diagnosis was "minor gastritis and patulous esophagus." So I've been given PPI's 2X/day and they've helped somewhat with the acid but the breathing problem has gotten worse. I've gone from doctor to doctor. I did a pulmonary function test, came out fine. Blood work, chest X-Ray, blood pressure, heart tests, EKG's, echocardiogram, all came out good.

So here I am. I take PPI's 2x day. I have an extremely clean diet. But yet no relief. The worst problem of all is the breathing one. My inside from my stomach all the way up to the back of my throat feels totally numb. And when I feel anything at all, it's a burning feeling. Doc's basically say they've never heard of what i'm complaining about (numb tongue, numb mouth, acidic taste in mouth, numb tight chest and difficulty breathing) and basically say to go home and relax. I've tried anxiety meds and they haven't helped me. Hopefully someone here can relate as right now I sit in my house all day unable to function as I once used to.





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