Should I consider Benzo's/Ativan for GI Chest Pain?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2017
Total Posts : 32
   Posted 10/5/2017 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,

I detailed some of my problems in another thread, but I've been dealing with some chest pain lately (upper-middle). It's sort of a tightness/squeezing type of feeling and I sometimes have stabbing type pain. What worries me is that I don't know if it's esophagitis, or maybe even esophageal spasms.

My acid is largely controlled right now with 20 mg Omeprazole, and I am still getting it (although it's slightly better than before). My doctor suggested that I try Ativan/Lorazepam, to see if that helps. I wouldn't mind trying it, but am a little worried about the potential long-term effects and addictive potential of benzodiazepines like this.

EDIT: I already did all the major tests (x-ray, EKG, blood-work, etc.) a few days ago to rule out the serious stuff.
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:57 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,906,161 posts in 318,925 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 158265 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Packers.
280 Guest(s), 13 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
goshawk, farmer boy, Rick1310, Psilociraptor, Kct, PeppermintTea, Nostalgic Cowboy, Serenity Now, James A., Scaredy Cat, Pratoman, Maverick6981, gumby44