if there is one thing i have learned from "dr Google" its that almost any set of several symptoms can fit at least a gazillion diseases
color of excrement can be caused by many different things...many fruits and vegetables etc can have a decisive effect
pains in the back, chest etc lead to many a differential diagnosis....
i have gerd-lpr and i have experienced every symptom you mentioned...having said that, proves nothing,...tests are key
have you had a barium swallow (esophageal floroscopy)..this, and maybe other "imaging" would b helpful in figuring out whats going on
i can tell you that the symptoms most of us feel,... like you feel.... makes us worry a lot, you are not alone
go back to the doctor and gets tests
and meanwhile try this
eat small small meals...
avoid onions tomatoes, citrus, alcohol mint and chocolate and spices
sleep in a reclining chair so your torso is about
inclined up 45 degrees
do these three things for one week and if your problem is reflux and if your situation is like mine then i bet you will begin to feel a little bit better
but please ask primary doc what tests cant narrow this down to a diagnosis
hang in there...many here, are like you (and me!) in their struggle...dont loose hope
Post Edited (mock turtle) : 11/15/2011 3:34:06 PM (GMT-7)