TMolina, I've had very similar symptoms myself. I've had a endoscopy and a barium swallow and both were negative for a HH. I've also learned that a sliding HH can be missed and I'm concerned that I do indeed have one and just hasn't been seen. Pain in my chest and and in the past pain radiating down my seen as you've described. I too, had three trips to the ER before finding out about
hernias and their ability to mimic heart chest pain. My doctors haven't been much help so I've been doing the research and self advocating that I can to find a resolution to my ailment. I take Gaviscon Advance to help with what seems to be LPR (silent reflux) but isn't a fix all. The barium swallow I performed was extremely harmless. No pain no discomfort and didn't have any intestinal issues afterwards. I drank plenty of liquids for the three days after. This has been an elusive condition for me because it's created a few other annoying symptoms for me since September of last year. Feel free to email me. I'm also a member of the Facebook Group The Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR) and GERD Support Group. There I've found a ton of information from others who are and have been suffering from many of the same things we've faced. They've been very kind and helpful.
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