Hi TT and Dillon-- thank you both so much for your replies! You've made me feel so much better and not so alone...
I too have a lot of gas, but thankfully(?) of the "oral" kind! (trying to say nicely that flatulence is not a problem for me-- is that normal?) And OH, do I ever burp! I almost welcome the burps because they relieve so much gas pressure and a lot of the pain. Plus I have the bad pains in my back and between my shoulder blades also, and that is usually relieved from burping. I get the trapped burps also, and the left pain my breast. I am taking Protonix plus Zantac and the burning is going away, but I sure wish the pains would!
I think we just have to trust our heart doctors and their findings that we are ok, but yes it is still scary. I just never realized in a million years that GERD or indigestion could cause such agony for many folks!! And I agree 2007 should be the year to end all GERD! Thanks again!
I don't know where you live (in the USA?) but try the new Benefiber, all natural. Here's a link to it. It works really well, not gritty, can be mixed with anything. It's marketed in Europe specifically for IBS. Hope this helps you.
I have chest pain and palpitations also. I have had same tests on my heart, like you and was told it was fine. This was before I found out that it was GERD causing my chest pains. When my stomach acid is bad I get a burning chest pain over my heart. I use to think it was angina before I realized it was GERD. My palpitations are like fluttering of the chest, it happens just below my sternum. It is like chest gets sucked in and out very quickly. It happens usually once at time or couple in a row. I do know that Beta Blockers help, for I tried stopped takeing them once I had Gerd. I take 25mg a day of apo-metoprolol, I was taking half pill but that does not work as well.
I don't much about the connection between palp's and gastro problems, only that I too been having more palp's in my life since I have Gerd.
I am on public health system so I would not get another Holter test, but maybe you should.For I don't trust my cardiologist about my heart.
Hello Bluewillow and everyone else,
You all have helped me this day and i thank you all. i didn't understand why i was having pain and burning sensations on the upper back (between shoulder blades) and feeling like food is trapped in my throat. I have gas as well and the release of that gas seem to soothe the symptoms just for a moment. i have been feeling this way for at least 8 years and never paid attention until two weeks ago i started having heart palpitations. i had physicals done because i'm a truck driver and everything was "A" ok.
i regurgitated at night while i slept because of stupidity (eating fatty or fried foods, and spicy, just befor going to bed.) i going to use the miracle cleansing to detox my insides first to see if that may help at all before i go to schedule medical maintenace.
I will respond in a week and let you all know if the home remedy worked. Again thanks.
I had a couple of weeks of virtually continuous chest pains. They weren't especially severre, but they almost never went away. I went to a doctor who rapidly concluded they weren't cardiac. On top of this I'm an active 24 year old mountain biker. Non smoker, light drinker and average weight. This didn't stop me thinking I had heart problems. In fact the reason I'm on here now is I've just had the same thing again (It's 2pm here and I had lunch a few hours ago, so it's not surprising really!) and I'm still worrying about it. It's scary, but seems in most cases it's harmless.
Mine usually is usually just off to one side of my breast bone or the other most of the way up. I regularly get pains into the corresponding armpit at the same time (on occasions I've burped and this has gone immediately....) and I sometimes get pains down my arm. I also sometimes get a strange feeling lining my throat - it makes me sensitive to the slightest flow of air in or out and so almost feels a little like I'm out of breath. I know some people get it far more dramatically and heard that acid reflux is the number one reason for otherwise healthy people going to ER with chest pains. Can only assume in those instances the pain is very severre.
If you have particular reason to be worried about chest pains I'd go and get it checked out, however having had a brief, but very intense bout of anxiety recently I believe that in most of these cases the most destructive thing you can do is worry excessively about it and 'indulge your fears'.
Post Edited (Chris711) : 4/27/2007 7:20:26 AM (GMT-6)