Just got my endoscopy biopsy back and it was negative. Everything's fine.
With the Protonix not working effectively, I spoke to my doctor about what could be causing my symptoms -- feeling like there's something in my throat, heaviness in chest trying to get a deep breath, slight chest discomfort -- and he said it could be esophogeal spasms caused by stress.
He's taking me off the Protonix and putting me on a new medication for the spasms, which I don't recall the name right now.
Has anybody been diagnosed with this?