After suffering from heartburn & trying all the OTC medicines that failed I finally was diagnosed about
3 years ago with a hiatal hernia & severe gastritis, so the doctor prescribed me with Protonix 40mg, once daily. I done really good up until 3 months ago & I started having symptoms for the first time such as chest pains radiating to my back, burnning feeling in my chsest & back, nausea, throwing up acid, numbness in my face & arms, dizziness, feeling like I was going to pass out, & my heart racing & feeling like it eas beating out of my chest. I went to the dr & they did an EKG & gave me a GI cocktail. The EKG was good ( I actually had about
5 total & they was all good) & after taking the GI cocktail my symptoms stopped, so the dr throught it was my gallbladder, in which it was bad, they ended up taking it out & I thought that took care of the issue but a few days later they came back but not as bad as they were before my gallbladder was taken out. My famliy doctor sent me to the heart doctor to make sure everything was ok. They did an echo, I wore a 24 hr holter, & a sleep anea test which all came back good. The heart said that he also felt it was my hernia & other stuff causing me to feel like I do. Plus not to mention I have had an anxiety attack a couple of times which made the attacks a liitle worse so I have learned to control that. I am now on Protonix 40mg 2x a day & take OTC antacids. I am overweight, so I know that is a contributing factor, but I am otherwise healthy. I have lost some weight & watch what I eat most of the time & try not to eat after 6 pm & the attacks have lessened. I am just wondering if anyone else suffering with a HH & GERD has had the numbness plus in the arm also, & I also would love to hear how others deal & cope with their HH on a daily basis. Also are there any certain OTC medicine that works well. I take Rolaids & Gavascon with the Protonix 2x daily, so do u suggest anything that may work better? I also forgot to mention that I do not feel any of these symptoms when I am active.
Post Edited (mindyls28) : 12/28/2013 9:12:36 AM (GMT-7)