I am so thankful to have found this site, I too suffer from GERD, have been to the ER I don't know how many times, they actually know me by name.... I suffer from anxiety/panic disorder to. I have had multiple EKG', chest xrays, CT scans, blood work, cardiac stress test all that have came back normal. I have left chest pain, flutters, back pain, neck pain, under armpit pain, I cant sleep I was on PPI's and they helped but the side effects were too much so I weaned myself off, and use Pepcid complete and Mylanta, but I always wonder if this is the GERD or something more serious. Your stories has given me hope, I am so glad to know I am not the only one suffering this horrible nightmare. Thank you all so very much
I have anxiety disorder as well, and dealing with GERD is not fun. I have felt weird chest flutters/spasms as well, not sure if it's related to the GERD or the anxiety, but I've had EKGs and since they've come back normal I've decided to try not to dwell on it. These sensations have decreased as I've been treated for my GERD, so perhaps it is related to heartburn.
I have noticed that I've been getting more aches and pains in my joints, not sure if it's a side effect of the PPIs or what, but I've been having really intense pains in my hands/fingers. I bring up my concerns with my doctor but it's very hard to actually get an appointment. My next one is in over a month, until then I guess I'll just have to put up with it.