Been reading through your forums and feel quite guilty for complaining against what some of you go through, it puts things into perspective, but I can only feel my pain so I come to you for help ...
about 3 years ago I started getting strange feelings in my chest, they would stop me in my tracks but I couldn't put my finger on where or what was happening.
Slowly this built to quite strong pain across my chest and down my arm and had me in A&E thinking it was my heart.
Since then I've had blood tests, x-rays, heart tests, kidney scans, barium swallow and the camera, the swallow showed some reflux, but they passed me over to a specialist after giving me Nexium.
The Nexium (after serveral other drugs) seems to help a bit, I still get the odd attack but in general its manageable.
Symptom wise, I get pains all over, including at the base of my ribs that stops me taking deep breathes.
Ok to my question, I have the 24 hour test on Thursday, the tube into my pipe to test the reflux and I wonder what comes next ? what if they find something ? what if they don't ?
At the moment I'm off all drugs as per the hospitals instructions and I have a tight feeling in the middle of my chest, it makes me feel really down, as I worry it will stop me taking breathes and I guess I'm worried it will kill me ?? I know that sounds stupid.
I also suffer from IBS, which is a daily task, although I manage this.
Sorry for the long post, I'm just a bit of a mess at the moment and hoped someone could relate and help me.