Weird symptoms-hard to believe its GERD, HELP!!!

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Date Joined Mar 2013
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   Posted 3/18/2013 5:30 PM (GMT -6)   
So my story starts as this... recently I had my wisdom teeth removed, the night before I had a few heart palps followed by a heavy sensation. After this instance I got worried and set up an appt with a cardiologist. In the time that I was waiting for my appt with the cardiologist, I would take a few baby aspirin each day just incase. (Im only 27, a little overweight but nothing crazy.)

I had my appt (EKG, stress test, Ultrasound) everything came back fine.

I was also put on Dexalint which is not helping.

Here are my symptoms:
lump sensation in throat
feeling as if something is obstructing my airway
dull aches in my arms and upper back
sometimes nausea
slight ear aches and jaw aches (this could be from teeth grinding.)

After the cardiologist appt and being on dexalint and it not working, my doctor took a stomach Xray which showed I was 'moderately' constipated. I do not believe these symptoms are from constipation!

these symptoms have affected my life so much-I dont feel as if im the same person.

has anyone had these symptoms or any advice on what to talk to my doctor about?

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   Posted 3/19/2013 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   

Welcome to Healing Well.

Those symptoms can be due to GERD. A lot of people do have them. I would recommend seeing a GI doctor to be sure what is going on.

Take care,

Ps. Sometimes you have to try a couple different PPIs until you find one that works. I have used Pepsid recently after having some food get stuck, my fault, and was surprised at how well it worked.
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   Posted 4/1/2013 1:15 PM (GMT -6)   
cry  I had a terrible case of GERD for a long time, but since I changed my diet I seldom even have any heartburn. But for over a year I have had an unrelenting very frequent cough with a great amount of phlegm. My doctor, a pulmonologist, told me that this upper respiratory infection is because of GERD. When I told him that I no longer suffer from GERD, he told me that it is possible to have this infection caused by GERD without the symptoms. He has put me on Nexium, and I have been taking it for over a month and there has been no change with the upper respiratory infection. I am really suffering from this infection. Is it really so that you can have an infection like this caused by GERD without any symptoms of GERD? I have seen eight different doctors in the past year for help with this. Most of them, except the pulmonologist, told me they don't know what the problem is......allergies, COPD, asthma, chronic bronchitis, etc.

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   Posted 4/1/2013 1:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much for the information. I really do appreciate it!!
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