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Date Joined Jun 2012
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   Posted 6/26/2012 9:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello, I am a new member to this site. I have had GERD for years now and have been taking Protonix, and the omniprasole. Just recently I have started getting dizzy spells like when you used to spin real fast as a child. And I also have the icky nausea all the time. I also have severe anxiety disorder and panic attacks so I am trying to stay as calm as possible but it is getting harder. I did also go through all the panic when I first found out I had acid reflux because of the chest pains and tingling, pressure ect. I'm worried my Aorta is at risk of tearing from all this acid. I have a DR. who is aware of all this but I have recently moved to a rural area with no transportation. Just reading some of these comments have really helped ease my anxiety, but when I see some people say the dizziness may be heart related I freak. I have recently had all kinds of blood work and ekgs, even a stress test that was all normal. It has only been about two weeks and I'm thinking preforated ulcer? Don't know much about that. I did just get my referal to have an endoscopic test. Hopefully I will make it tell then.. LOL JK... Hiccups seem to be an issue for me, anyone else? They hurt real bad also. HMM, I have also noticed an ugly taste like vomit even though I don't do that much anymore since I quit drinking, eating super spicy food, and laying down after eating. So I don't know where the taste is from.. I'm kinda trippin.. Any advice or similar stories would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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Date Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts : 45
   Posted 6/28/2012 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
While you cannot rule out a heart condition completely yet until you've done more tests, I'd like to assure you - if your blood, EKG and stress turned out normal, it's highly likely your heart is fine :-) Dizziness can be related to really many things, anxiety, low sugar level, also as a side-effect of several drugs.

I can also tell you, if you had a perforated ulcer, you wouldn't have written this message.

It's not easy but do your best to keep calm, stress is not your friend if you suffer from GERD :-) Just take it easy, try to eat light meals for some time and visit your GI.
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