Hello all, glad to have this forum online. Its been a godsend these last few months. It all started back in November when I started having heart palpitations, sinus pressure, high blood pressure and dizziness. At the time I was eating real bad, drinking alot and smoking (not cigarettes). I ended up in the ER three times with dizziness. They did all the tests on my heart, gave me glycerine and sent me home each time. I gave smoking and drinking a break for a few weeks and took my blood pressure meds. Started to feel better except after I smoked or drank. At the end of November I had my last good meal. Pizza, beer and smoking. The next day my esophagus was on fire. My stomach was swelled up and painful. I couldn't eat, barely drank water. Laid up in bed for a few days, ended up at dr. They prescribed me protonix 40 mg twice daily. That helped for a few days, then the extreme dizziness, anxiety kicked in. I thought I was going to die. I stopped taking them, and it went away. But back came my esophogus pain and bloating. My chest was on fire, ate couch drops all day. I finally went back to dr and they put me on prilosec, 20mg and zantec, 150 mg. That seems to be slowly making things better. Its been almost two month and I am still barely eating solid foods. I get nausea sometimes in the mornings and if I eat something bad. After 4 weeks on the new meds I am requesting a Endoscope. I go in next Thursday. I hope and pray it is minor inflammation but who knows. I will be thinking about it all week.
Thank you all for your postings, I think I have read almost all of them back two years. Great information!!!