New to the boards, and to what may possibly be GERD, so "Hi!".
For the past 2 weeks I have been getting a burning pain just left of the breastbone about midway up my chest. Sometimes it feels like it is creeping up leftwards towards my neck. I also have a kind of click in my throat when I swallow at certain angles...hard to put into words, but when I face forward with my chin level or lower=no click, looking up or turning on some angles=click. I say click because it doesn't seem to impenge on my swallowing, just more annoying and I have had that going on for quite awhile.
I have been a gassy (burps) person for a long time, but over the past few years, but lately it seems like anytime I eat anything i get these gigantic burps. I have recently changed my diet drastically as to lose some weight. M blood sugar came back a tad bit high, and diabetes runs in my family, so I made a conscious effort to lose 10% of my body weight. I have been eating a ton of veggies lately, and have cut my carbohydrates to about 40% of what the average male should get. (about 150/day for myself).
I used to get the definite classic regurgitation burps (VURPS), but it was when I ate giant meals, which I don't anymore. And a few months back I also got the skipped/double heartbeat. It was reassuring to see that others share the same symptoms.
TUMS seems to take away the heartburn, but I have gotten myself so worked up, that I am not sure if the pain is gone because of the TUMS or just coming in waves.
A recent ER visit found no heart problems, and the doctor just gave me painkillers (strong NSAID) forget the name, and prevacid prescription. I didn't get the NSAID because the pain really isn't that terrible, but the prevacid may have made me dizzy...although dizziness can be brought on by anxiety. My main concern is that I have esophogeal cancer. Can't stop wigging out. Please advise.