I am new to this site and have spent some time trawling the posts and it is refreshing to find that I am not alone, especially with the chest pains (although I am sorry for anyone who gets them).
I have sufferred from GORD for 7 years now and despite many tests the Medics have decided it is "idiopathic" and therefore apart from "lifestyle changes" - like I hadn't already made them! - and keep taking the pills I have to live with it.
Well ok, but what I am not clear on is when the chest pain comes and is radiating down the arm (happened many times, and I have had my heart checked out several times as well as ending up in A&E) how do I know if this time it is not GORD? Normally I can rationalise it away, but in the night it is more difficult and quite scary. But is there a difference, some symptom which applies to a heart attack but not GORD?
Post Edited (llareggub) : 6/25/2012 11:58:17 PM (GMT-6)