Erica you and I sound very similar. I went to the ER three times for what I now suspect to be esophageal spasms but they stopped before I got to the ER so I never got any confirmation. How were yours diagnosed?
I am now thinking that I may have had NERD or something due to low stomach acid - now that I'm off the PPI, I'm 100x better, but I can still feel reflux. Last night when I went to bed I could feel the fullness/discomfort in my throat, but there was absolutely no pain. Sometimes this disease really makes me want to throw my hands in the air and scream. I would also like to add that I'm eating like crap (burgers, fries, the whole 9) and it's really frustrating that these symptoms rear their ugly head when I have broccoli and beans for dinner, but not now?!?!?!