Hey, everyone. Been looking up on the internet what may be causing my weird symptoms and thought maybe I'm having mild esophageal spasms. Sometimes these episodes occur at random times and sometimes after eating. I've been having some stomach issues for months now. In December I had my gallbladder removed due to a gallstone. Currently have abdominal tenderness, burping like crazy, and frequent hiccups on a daily basis.
Lately though, I've been having some strange symptoms that are really bothering me. When I tell friends or family about this they just look at me like I'm completely crazy. One time I ate an ice cream bar and my chest ached for an hour. Drank a glass of water rather quickly and not only my stomach, but the upper part of my back and my shoulders started aching. One time I was eating and everything from the center of my back up to the back of my neck tensed up and started aching. A couple times when I've eaten the discomfort has actually subsided.
These episodes have been occuring on a regular basis the last few days and seem to be getting more painful and lasting longer. My chest has ached pretty much all day. Well actually the upper part of my back and my neck are bothering me too. Sometimes everything up to my throat will feel tight. For the most part it is just really achy and uncomfortable with maybe just a couple sharp pains. Not severe pain but bad enough that it is all I can focus on. This is really starting to get to me.
Awaiting an appointment to possibly schedule an upper endoscopy. The doctor I went to in January, wasn't having this type of symptoms then, thought I may be having acid reflux and a hiatal hernia. Could that cause this type of symptoms?