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   Posted 10/1/2008 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Back in april of this year i got real bad sick ... couldnt eat or drink anything cause it would make me really really sick . After losing about 50 lb  and 3 months later i found a doctor that knew what was wrong with me .He said it was my Gallbladder and so he remove it . From july 2 when i had my surgery till last week i have been doing ok . Felt alot better than i did before . But i also knew that my gallbladder was not my main problem . So at 1 am this morning my hubby took me to the E.R cause i was getting the same feeling as i did before . I get the Pressure around chest (like right under my breast on the right side and i hurt  and sore right between my ribs in the middle at the top of the stomach . The E.R doctor took his time which is rare and really wanted to find out what was going on . In the end he said that i was having (bare with me on the spelling ) espohgus spasms.
Reason i came here cause i wanted to know 2 things . 1 .... has anyone else had these same symptoms and 2.... the doctor gave me medicine to get filled called >>>> Donnatal Elixir <<<<<< ...... has anyone ever used this meds .
Would like to learn as much as i can and what i need to ask my doctor .

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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 10/1/2008 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I had those exact same symptoms...before i ever developed full blown GERD I had esophageal spasms after i would eat.  It was really soar right on my rib cage and it radiated into my back. It was very very painful I though I was having a heart attack.  I was only 24 at the time.  This is caused by irritaion to the nerves of the esophagus.  I'm not exactly sure why this happens but I think nerve damage is a cause, that and stress and eating too much fatty/wrong foods.  Now my esophagus is really messed up.  I regurgitate everything I eat and swallow, and i have reflux all day.  I even had nissen fundo done to help but it didn't work.  Please don't take this lightly, it could develope into something horrible likie mine if you don't get it treated right away
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   Posted 10/2/2008 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   


Hello, I have not this happen to me but Gabby is right and she has been through this.  See your Dr. and get to the bottom of this issue. 

Donnatel is an old antispamotic drug used to treat intestinal cramping. Active ingredients are listed as: phenobarbital, hyoscyamine, atropine and scopolamine

Recent clinical trials showed that Donnatal was no more effective than plain antacids.

Take care and keep posting.

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