I will try to be brief, any help is welcomed, I prob will mis-spell, i am very nervous....
33Year old male, about 40 lbs overweight.
X-smoker of 14 years pack / 3 days. Quit in Jul 2007
HAD GERD since approx 1995, been taking prilosec since 1999 or so.
2 endoscopy 1 in 2000, 1 in Sept 2004. revealed irritation & hiatial Hernia (sliding) -no barretts.
ALSO, I HAVE SEVERE HEALTH ANIXIETY & ANXIETY IN GENERAL.
Have been keeping GERD symptoms under control for a while, only heartburn here and there. But i take a lot of NASID's, & vicodin for Migraines. Also been on Leaxapro, stopped in July.
Over the past month or 2, I have had a couple of times where it was like my esophagis cramped up, ar the food jameed up, took about 5-12 second to stop, i kind of had to twist arounnd, like a giant muscle spasm. The last time it happened, i googled it maybe 12/21/07 (btw, my GF says i am eathing to biig of bites too fast, she said i ate a chesseburger in like 2 or 3 bites & then wash it down with soda).
Ok now it is 1/01/08, and i have convinced myself i have espophageal cancer, and now i can feel every symptom of my GERD, I have been to 2 Doc' this week, 1 put me back o lexapro & adivan, and 20MG prilosec 2 x daily.
I cannot sleep, i have isolate myself from my girl, her family, my family, my friends. I cant eat for fear of feeling something getting stuck (it has not since i started eating slower & smaller, but when i do eat, i feel like crap after, bloated, feeling gravel in my espophagus, and this darn lump in my throat, have a lot of post nasal drip to)
Lost 13LBS since 12/21
Anybody think I have cancer???????? Anybody else feel like me??
THanks for listening