Is it Gerd??? Help Needed!

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Date Joined Dec 2012
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   Posted 12/12/2012 7:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi All, i'm hoping that i can find some like minded people that can possible help me out of this massive hole that i am in at the moment.
This is my first post and just wanted to see if the symptoms that i am currently suffering is indeed GERD?.
Way back in April i suffered whilst out at the cinema what i could only describe as a heart attack, pains in my left arm, tightness in my chest and headache, i went straight to A&E where they did all the relevant tests and stayed in overnight - everything was clear and i was all ok, i was then subect to various tests including echo, treadmill, 24hr urine, 24hr monitor and various ekg's again all clear, also seen a gastro doc and had an endosocpy and again all is good! but since April i felt like utter crap and my life has changed completley, no social life, depression and I have one of these attacks about once a month where i have chest pains and heart palputations and weird feelings, i'm then out of it for anything upto a week!. inbetween attacks i have the below symptoms.

Chest tightness - some times heavy sometimes sharp
Terrible fatiuge - no energy
Left arm pain
Whole left side feels week - bad rib pain and pain under left armpit
Stomach cramps
Leg cramps
Permanent rightsided fuzzy headache
yellow big toenails and thumb nails
Sensations that warm water is being poured over me (NOW MAINLY IN UPPER LEFT THIGH)
throat crackling
throat tightness / something always stuck feeling
pins and needles - now mostly right arm
leg pain in lower calfs

No one can tell me whats a matter with me and doctor recently told me that i might have to put up with it for two years until my brain turns off from the symptoms!, PPI's have not really worked and now that my endoscopy is all clear i'm thinking is it Acid or is it a Cardio problem although i have been told all is ok! I have now been given Pregablin which I have been taking for a few weeks but nothing seems to be happening!.

Does this sound like GERD and similar to what some of you guys have experienced in the past?. 
I'm sorry that this post is so long but I really am at the lowest point in my life right now, my wife is expecting our first baby and i should be hyper excited but instead i am just permantley feel tired, exhusted ans depressed. :(
Thanks for taking the time to read.
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   Posted 12/12/2012 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
My guess would be nerves since the doctors couldn't find anything wrong and you state you are depressed.
Your symptoms doesn't sound like symptoms of Gerds. My advice would be to get started back into a social life. I think you are allowing yourself to be controlled by a negative mind which is causing fear and the fear is bringing on the symptoms you described. Get busy doing something to keep your mind busy and see if you don't feel better in a few days.

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   Posted 12/13/2012 7:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I too have numbness on the right side of the head and part of the right ear. I have also been having a headache in the right temple and behind the right eye (which I figure might be a migraine) I also have bulging discs in the C2, T? and L4, L5 and S1. I also clinch my teeth quit a bit without realizing it. My eyes are very dark and sunk in. I was also diagnosed yesterday with Severe Gerd. He took one look at my throat with his flashlight and immediately said I had a lot of acid activity as it is extremely red & irratated. When I lay flat or on my left side the burning in my throat increases to a 10 on a 1-10 scale and my heart feels like it is having micro bursts at the time and there is a horrible ringing in my ears. My face turns really red and its very hot to the touch. I was in the hospital for 5 days the week of Thanksgiving and they mainly focused on my heart which everything was ruled clear. My brain scan was clear except it showed major sinus. I was diagnosed 5 years ago with MS and was treated with Coapaxone shots daily after doing the Avonex for a year. Then I moved to another state and found another Neurologist only to find that she doesn't see signs of MS at all and discontinued my shots immediately without weaning me off. I didn't feel any different on or off the shots so not sure at all what the first 3 docs saw in the original diagnosis. I do know however that the doc. that first treated me went to another state shortly after my move as well. Any help would be most appreciated as this new neurologist is often unavailable for appts.
Thanks so much
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