I'm a 24 year old male who has been on PPIs for a year now. I had an endoscopy done last summer and all was well except for minor irritation.
So last Friday I get unbelievably bad heartburn all day, and I can never usually feel the burn at all. Then on Saturday it hurts down in my chest to eat, and Sunday it hurts to even swallow liquid, and feels about the same today.
Is this just irritation from the bad day of burning? Could it be something else like hernia, cancer, ulcer? It seemed to come on in just one day. This hasn't ever happened before.
The only thing I can think of is that I did take a quite large L-Arginine pill before the gym Friday with little water and it was in the gym when lifting weights that the burning started. Could this be the cause?
I really appreciate any response! Thanks!