do i have GERD?

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nikool
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Date Joined Aug 2005
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   Posted 10/16/2005 3:42 PM (GMT -6)   
so out of nowhere i started feeling like it was hard to breath.  my chest tightened up and it just didnt feel right. i was scared. now 3 months has passed and i still have it. my throat felt like there was something stuck in it and i was scared to eat for a while.  the doctors first thought it was costochondritis and then they said it was anxiety. i got an ENT done last month and the doctor said he thinks its a lot of stomach acid and anxiety. but the thing is...im a pretty slim girl who loves to eat and i dont usually get anxious over stuff. i still have the breathing problems and the feeling that theres somethin in my throat.  also...at the tip of sternum it feels like theres something there as well.  my chest feels heavy and sometimes its hard to just take a deep breath. im constantly worrying that one day im just going to completely run out of air. i was wondering if that is possible??? 3 doctors has told me my heart and lungs are strong.
 
also...my stomach feels like its hollow at times. like its so hard after i eat. what is up with that??? my mom is going to take me to see a gasterologist(?) soon so hopefully that will help clear a lot of things up. but until then...can you guys please give me some advice??

mingle
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Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 950
   Posted 10/23/2005 12:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Being slim doesn't prevent you from having GERD. Also, sometimes anxiety is there even if you don't thing so. Sometimes your body reacts when you haven't really registered it in your head. I vote for the gastro appointment just to make sure. I didn't get treated soon enough and my esophagus is damaged. You don't want to take a chance on that.
Maggie
Pancolitis, GERD, Brain Aneurysm Survivor
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