Hi Everyone, I'm new here. 30yr old male.
I have been experiencing Acid Reflux symptoms for about a week and lots of upper body pains and aches. I suffer from GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder) and HA (Health Anxiety) which doesn't help, but I have a feeling there is more than just anxiety this time.
So I kept feeling a knot in my chest, right on my breast bone, and an indigestion feeling. On one evening I felt like my meal was just sat on top of my stomach, was very uncomfortable and sent me into a panic attack.
For the last couple of days however, I feel like I have acid burn inside my throat, right where the knot was. Its just to the right of the middle on the breast bone again. It feels like a sharp cut inside my chest.
At times, the pain is quite bad, really, really sharp. And apparently this could be where the acid has burnt my insides?
I have been given Laprazole today by my GP who thinks it's worth a shot as it could well be GERD.
But is the sharpness and 'cut like' feeling normal? It does appear to be worse in the evening.
I've only taken one Laprazole tablet so far as I only got them today. How long before I see an improvement in the chest pain? Or where the acid seems to have burnt?
Any advice welcome.