Well, I have suffered with this for almost 8 years, had an esphogial(sp) stricture in 2005 and have been almost pain free until about
a month ago, it was like 8 years had started all over again! I have been having horrible heartburn and not to mention I have a hital hernia and I think it plays a big factor in my issues. But the doctors keep telling me no but I am getting referred to a General Surgery doctor in the next couple of days to get rescoped and hope that they can find the underlying problem why my throat is burning all of the time. Not to sound crazy but I would be stoked if they told me I had an ucler or something to that matter so at least I know what was going on... What scared me with this bout of gerd was I started having chest pains and I am 33 female and about
20 lbs overweight. I freaked out I thought I was having a heart attack and the ER doctor just looked at me like are you serious, they did an EKG it came back normal and my blood work showed nothing out of the normal so it was left to indegestion but at that time I didn't feel like I had it but I think that my body is changing and reacting different. But when I burp the pain goes away and then it builds up again and then I try not to freak out but it is really hard not too considering it has made it so uncomfortable to lay down sit up and then I start to have a panic attack. So now I have to patiently wait until I get to see the surgeon and hope that he can find what is going on and refer me back to a GI doctor that I will have to travel for since the military base we are at doesnt have one at the hospital!