i've not long been diagnoised with reflux. I had a heli bactor blood test done which came back normal so I know I don't have an ulcer.
My question is does anyone else suffering from reflux get pain around the rib area. It starts off with me feeling nausea's as tho I have alot of trapped wind. Then for a day or 2 after I suffer with pain round the rib cage area and sometimes in my shoulders.
Is this an normal sympton of reflux. I just want to put my mind at ease a little cos I also suffer from anxiety and panic attacks and I tend to get alot of bad thoughts about any little ailment I get.
Just a quick note to say i've had the pain you mention as being under your rib cage and felt it was heart related until the doctor said it was gerd. Also I suffered extreme burning pain with it. I used zantac to avoid getting it for a while and tried to combine it with prevacid a stronger medication. I finally got relief when I stopped taking zantac and took prevacid exclusively. What a relief.... Hope this helps someone cos it was hell until I got it under control.
about a year ago I started having panic attacks and for some reason I havn't been able to shake them. I also have a gerds conditon. I somtimes wonder if my anxiety triggers off my reflux. For some strange reason I have a problem eating out for dinner. I just feel trapped and like im always gonna get sicks when im out to eat. I feel like a nut job for being scared to go out to eat lol. I was just wondering if anyone has ever felt like this going through anxiety. I'll take a half of .25mg of xanex somtimes before I go eat out. And for the anxiety I can be fine for weeks and then all of a sudden i'll have an attack. So I only take the med when it's really bad but for some reason going out to eat triggers me off. I feel bad my gf likes to go out to eat. Just wondering if anyone ever feels like this about going out to eat????
Hi! I'm feeling the same thing as you DOEVNA. I have pains in my chest frequently but not everytime. I do not have heartburn. What exactly is this sickness? Are there any possible ways which we can cure it? I have been feeling like this for almost 3 months.
Me too. Also can go up as far as your throat and burn the heck out of it. Did you get on any GERD medication yet? It can cause damage to the wall of the esophagus if you do not get on something. This is when the stomach produces to much acid and it regerdgetates up into the eshophagus and throat area. I had an attack two weeks ago I thought my thoat was on fire.
Thanks for the reply. I went to endoscopy check one month ago. After that, they gave me some medication. Unfortunately, i didn't help so far. Do i still have to check with my doctor? How did you manage to cure it? Thanks.
Hmmm, they might try you on something different. Ya know, I am not sure that it is ever really cured. Just healed and just continue the medication so it stays that way. I believe if you stomach gives out to much acid it always will but, there are ways like diet and eating habits to reduce the occurance.
i have been getting a tingly burning sensation in my shoulders and a bit in my back also i seem to have a lot of saliva all time in mouth .im just wondering if it is gerd . i have had helicobacter but that problem seems to have calmed down now . i would be grateful if anyone can help .
I was born with Reflux and 43 years of suffering from GERD with a hernia and have scars and narrowing of my esophagus. It is painful, mine is usually in my upper chest and midsection from the stomach to the throat. It can feel like stabbing pain, pressure, burning or tickling depending on how bad the attack is and if I have had them frequently back to back. I do get the salivating issue too, numbness, feels like how others describe a heart attack. I am not on medication for this condition, seems like every time I see a doctor (we tend to move a lot) they want to redo the testing and I am given medication samples that help but only for so long. After dealing with this type of doctor for years, I have learned to avoid them. When they start playing games with my health its time to move on. So it can take years to find a good one. I have found that internal medicine doctors are more apt to get to the root of the problem quicker with annual testing and solid findings. Just make sure this leads to a medical solution that fits your needs.
I was told I had a panic disorder a few times, while having a GERD attack. PLEASE! Since I donât suffer from them outside of a GERD attack, I refuse to believe I have a panic disorder. I find it funny how a GI cocktail manages to cure a panic attack as well as the reflux attack. It is surprising how many people with GERD or Acid Reflux are diagnosed with panic disorders! I donât suffer from depression, or panic attacks, I have GERD attacks and they naturally raise the blood pressure and they hurt like heck. So If I beg for relief and show a elevated heart rate, its due to GERD! Not panic. I really wish doctors would not classify this together every time. One is not necessarily associated with the other. Pain naturally raises the heart rate. A great example is this is in the scenario I use after hearing this from a doctor : If you break your arm and are crying and whimpering for help even begging in a hurried fashion for the doctors not to tug on your arm during the examination. The end diagnoses should not be, you are having a panic attack and you got a broken arm.
Stress can trigger a reflux attack, as well as food, and how late you eat before lying in a prone position. Genetics plays a huge part in all of this too, as well as obesity but only to a point. Skinny people suffer from Reflux too. Reflux can also be linked to eating disorders like starving oneself while having a reflux attack, or feeding a reflux attack with acid neutralizing foods. But again this is just a manifesting additional symptom of reflux, GERD, heartburn problem.
Oddly enough after undergoing a lap band procedure I thought my GERD issues were nearly wiped out. However I managed to have a small attack once (eating the wrong food on vacation, combined with family stress) and this caused swelling around the port (ring) to the point I could not eat a thing for days. In turn the acid produced in my empty stomach just made things worse, my doctor had to open the port more, to allow for healing. I managed to have at least 6 more attacks before medication got it back under control and the port could be closed a bit again. Since then I havenât had an attack and I can eat without pain or minor attacks. I really think the key is the right foods and in small amounts as well as that band to keep my stomach from folding into the esophagus.
I suffer from this. I'm on Lansoprazole 15mg/day and have been for 7 years now. Prior to knowing about that drug, I was in almost constant pain for 10 years. (I'm 33 now).
In order to stay pain free, I MUST take the tablet first thing and NOT eat for at least 2hrs. If I eat before 2hrs, the tablet doesn't work and I get pain all day.
I also stay away from tomatos, beans and wine.
I had an endoscopy about 7 years ago also, but they couldn't get the tube down far enough because of inflammation. I keep meaning to go back to see if I can have one of those cameras that you swallow - anyone had that?