I am a 41 year old male. I am hoping that someone can help me with this problem that I am now sure is the cause of my pain attacks.
I have been experiencing such painful attacks for over a year now and its effecting my life. After having a camera put down my throat I have been told I have a Hiatus Hernia and also gastritus. OK this is understood but what happens with me is really scaring me now. I get a pain in my chest which wakes me up at night (Especially if I have eaten late or a large meal). It then causes me severe pain that makes me nauseas, faint and dizzy I can't think straight. I am breathless and sweating profusely and cannot talk. I can see why Hiatus Hernia attacks can be confused with heart attacks. It feels like I have a knife in the middle of my breastbone/chest and the pain radiates up through my throat and I feel like I have a helium balloon trying to push up through it!
My head feels like it is going to explode and I am literally in tears now writting this thinking of the pain.
Now the weird thing is that it comes on and can last for 5 minutes or can last 2 hours (2 hours has me exhuasted and collapsed). When the pain attack finishes it literally just vanishes within seconds. It's as though someone was strangling my insides and then just lets go!
I have gone down to A&E and they thought it was a gallstone I had but I know its not this but you try to explain the pain but its hard to get it across. After the camera now though I believe its the Hiatus Hernia but reading about this condition it seems I have something a bit more severe than just acid reflux due to a Hiatus Hernia and would desperately appreciate anyones experiences or suggestions on this.
Oh and another symptom is my urine goes really dark the next day after the attack. Thanking anyone in advance for their help.
Hi, my names Anthony and I am 24 yrs old. I have the hiatus hernia and it put me in the emergency room yesterday. After working out I started having trouble breathing and felt like passing out. I also felt something in my throat and it felt like my throat was closing. No one was home so I went outside and called 911
as I was blacking out the ambulance arrived. I get these attacks all the time, mostly not this severe. Don't know what step to take. I got a skope dont 2 months ago they said I had a small hiatus hermia.
Have either of you figured out what is going on?
I am a 29/f and have very similar attacks. My attacks come on all of a sudden. I'm in immediate pain where the chest breaks by your diaphragm. It's hard to breath, the pain is excruciating and I start sweating everywhere. I get very weak and it's hard to even hold myself up. I have noticed my attacks usually happen in the late evenings when I'm most relaxed, but they have happened during the day time too. I had my gal bladder removed in 09 along with a recent EGD showing nothing. I have also been diagnosed with gastritis and microscopic colitis. I have no idea what is causing these attacks, but I fear them all the time. I just want answers!
I was in orientation today at college and out of the blue got chest pain in my breastbone, middle upper back, the dip in the front of my throat hurt and felt like my neck was swelling up, great pain on the left side of my head, 3 left fingers went numb and my heart was racing. I don't know if it's a hiatal hernia or if i'm having a mild heart attack! And every time i start to go to sleep every night something in my chest keeps me from it...!@#$ I had a ekg done a month ago because i thought i was having a heart attack and a chest x ray and the doctor came back and said that I have flueracy (however you spell it)
hi ive just had a attack mow and im sick of them they are happening more mow. I got one 4 weeks ago and one small one today I lay down as It makes me feel better. I feel house bound I cant cope, I get bloated and feel sick ive lost a stone in a week as I get heartburn all the time. im at the gps today for help again. im on a waiting list for an op as ive got a large hiatus hernia all my stomach is in my chest. ive had it since I was 21. I to had gall stones which were removed in 2010 but a few weeks later I got an attack like gallstones and though why. then realised its my hernia. I need help all the time from getting ready to bending down.