My wife is having terrible painful "attacks" I will list some history and symptoms below. We have been to ER 5 times this year, they only give her morphine and GI cocktail then send us home because they dont feel she is in danger of dying. Nobody seems to be able to diagnose her condition or treat it.
Has been seeing GI(gastrointestinal) specialist for 13 months.
Has had probably 10-12 tests run
Has had gall bladder removed 4 months ago
Has had esophagus stretched 3 times
Currently on Nexium and Carfate
Severe chest pains just below rib cage radiating up sternum
Sever pain in left rib cage area on side
tight throat choking feeling
attacks bring on elevated heart rate, shallow breathing, severe pressure in chest, sweating
We are desperate for help, I just want my wife to feel better. SHe honestly feels as if she is going to die when these attacks happen. SHe is not over dramatic. IF anyone has advice please respond.
Pain on the both sides underneath the ribswith nausea,vomitting,pain can be probably due to-
1.Peptic ulcer disease or Hiatal hernia
2.GERD or reflux disease due to excessive gas formation.
3.Hepatitis or liver disease.
4.Myositis or muscle pull.
The simple measures that are likely to help are-
1.Certain foods, such as cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts and legumes (beans) may worsen symptoms.
2.Dietary fiber may lessen symptoms.She should drink plenty of water, and avoid soda, which may cause gas and abdominal discomfort.
3.You can use some over the counter drugs like pepto bismol.Nexium is a good drug.
Kindly discuss these issues with the Physician.
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