I have had terrible chest pains for 14 years. I've seen 4 of the best cardios and all were negative, every time. Finally my newest cardio sent me to the Gastroenterologist because he thought it may be esoph spasms. The Gastro did the endo, monom, the probe and saw nothing but he said it must be spasms. So now 6 months later I can get relief finally and it is spasms. First I use the round red and white, sugar free peppermint candies, the best ones are at CVS, everytime I get the "feeling" and 60% of the time they stop!! If that doesn't work i keep with me .4 NITROSTAT and it kills the spasm within 45 seconds. I use to sit in agony for an hour but the nitro stops it cold.
I wasn't crazy about the nitro but if it stops the pain, I'll take anything. I bet 1/2 of all chest pains are in fact spasms and they just aren't diagnosed. I went to Duke, Baptist, UNC and the BEST private Cardio and never once did spasms come up. What a shame!!! bear22