I'm new here...my first post!
I'll start from the beginning, I'm a healthy 26 yo female.
In Nov. I started having a pain on the right side of my throat ( where the top my larnyx is ) only when swallowing saliva. With occassional pain/fullness in right ear. I had this for 3 months and no docs. could figure out what it was. RIGHT, when that stopped, I started noticing when I lay down, I have what I would describe as a gurgling/bubbeling sensation and sound coming up my esophagus/throat. And food feels like its traveling slowley down my esophagus. It doesnt get stuck but when I drink water it makes it go right down. Its random foods, once I felt I could trace a grain of rice all the way down. The past three days I've been having consistant dull pain on both sides of my sternum. If I pick up my babies or stretch, turning the right way It almost feels like needles are poking. ALSO, Ive notices a few times if I drink something REALLY cold, I feel like 2 little 'spasms' right below my rib cage.
Ive been to several doctors, including 3 ENT docs. Ive gotten an ultrasound of the neck and a CT scan. Both come up with nothing. The last doc said it sounds like symptoms of GERD and Ive been taking Nexium for a little over a month. I do have occassional reflux but can all of that REALLY be symptoms? My GP has referd me to a GI doctor, which I do plan on going but with 4 months of medical bills from all of the other doctors, I can't afford to yet.
Do these symptoms resemble GERD? Has anyone had any of this? I drive myself NUTS daily trying to figure this out. And my mind (and google) goes to the most horrible places.
Any help please!?