Hello everyone I am new here and so glad that I found this website!!!!!! For the past three months I have been having frequent visits to the emergency room thinking I was having classis cardia symptoms and I have had several EKG's, stress test echocardiogram etc etc and (knock on wood) they have all come back good! also my cholesterol and all that stuff is great!! I am a 38 year old female and also a light smoker (about three packs a week).
I went to the emergency room and everytime I express my sypmtoms...(chest discomfort, neck, fullness feeling in my chest are and shoulder discomfort and significant gas (mostly burp! lol) and throat pain and oddly even into my jaw. I have been told that I am just having anxiety symptoms!!!!!!!! I probably am because I am so worried that these symptoms are something catastrophic!!!!
Sooooo I just went last night to the local ER and the doc was super nice and told me that he was very convinced that I may have GERD.....I would be ever so grateful if someone could tell them symptoms so that I could get some REAL information. I am going for an upper gi series on Monday wish me luck everyone....also the doc said it could possible be a peptic ulcer? any help or advice is sooooooooooo appreciated!!! I so look forward to a response