Just found this site while looking for more info about
oesophageal spasm (sorry about
the spelling: I'm English!). I couldn't see any mention of glyceryl trinitrate in anyone's posts, which surprised me.
I've been having pain on and off now for nearly 4 years, but they still haven't made an official diagnosis! (Not helped by the fact that because I suffer with depression I keep forgetting to take my medication.) The very first bout had me rushed into hospital with a suspected heart attack, but that was ruled out pretty quickly. Then, since my cholesterol levels and blood pressure were both raised, they decided to put me on statins, aspirin and nitrates while they were investigating, in the assumption that I probably had angina, (my mother had also suffered with it), and also gave me a glyceryl trinitrate spray. They did an angiogram which proved to be negative, but the pattern of my pains tied in more with variant, or prinzmetal's, angina, which wouldn't show up on an angiogram in any case.
They also did a gastroscopy, found that I had GERD, with the beginnings of ulceration, and have been treating that with one of the ppi's, omeprazole.
But the point that I am trying, rather long-windedly, to make, is that at the moment it looks like I either have oesophageal spasm problems, or I have variant angina - but the pain of BOTH of them can be relieved with the use of the spray under the tongue. (Another reason why they haven't yet diagnosed me!) Is it possible that some of you might also benefit from the spray (or tablets), or is this something you have already unsuccessfully tried?
Hope this suggestion might help at least one of you.
Post Edited (merlinsmidwife) : 10/3/2010 8:46:14 PM (GMT-6)