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Hey Everyone,

Ever since my problem arose last month, I have been posting on the boards. I am fifteen years old and was recently told that my symptoms were most likely GERD. I have not been to a GI doctor or had any tests done as of yet, but I am hopefully going to be seeing a GI doctor in January. My ENT told me that I most likely had a post-viral esophageal spasm, and put me on Medrol. He said that the Medrol would take about three days to kick in.

Four days later, I went to see my pediatrician, who put me on Nexium. I have been on 40 mg of Nexium for a little longer than two weeks now. At first, I had fantastic results. Within two days, I felt about 60% better. My symptoms started out as severe acid reflux, belching, the feeling of a lump in my throat, watery eyes, spitting up food, itchy ears, chest pain, and shortness of breath (however, I was still able to talk and everything).

Last night, I went to bed feeling terrible and woke up feeling worse. I'm having a hard time swallowing and really severe pain when I do swallow. It was so bad that I could hardly eat. I'm not having any signs of acid reflux - like the burping, or the regurgitation - just severe pain when I swallow. I have been popping Pepcids for almost a week now, though, because the heartburn was coming back.

Could the Nexium have stopped working all of a sudden? I haven't felt this bad since I went on the Nexium and I'm really scared. I have no idea what's wrong with me. Has anyone experienced similiar symptoms? Could be something other than GERD? At first, I thought I had Achalasia. But, if I had Achalasia wouldn't I have continued to have difficulty swallowing after starting the Nexium? I'm very confused, someone please help me out!

Best wishes,
Haileigh :angel:





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