hi everyone, so glad i found this thread, i really thought i was the only one experiencing these excruciating spasms.
mine started a few years ago, back then they only lasted a few minutes, now they last about
i thought i identified all the triggers: onions, tomato sauce, big meals, fake chocolate ( hershey's ) but to my surprise, last night my spasms came on and lasted for 2 hours. i only had a bowl of cereal, and did not lie down for atleast 1 1/2 hours after eating.
and the worst part it, every time i find relief, in a few attacks it no longer works. initially i would find great relief from alka-seltzer, then from a melt away antacid, now nothing helps. i would LOVE to have an endoscopy to confirm erosions, but i do not have health insurance.
i think that by following a very strict diet, a very clean diet, would help, and every time the attack strikes i make a promise on everything that i will, but i fall short on my promise.
i should add that along with the spasms, i get pain in my right jugular and get very lightheaded and faint, but i know that is from the decreased oxygen to the brain because the spams effects the diaphram and impairs breathing.
Post Edited (Mrs_Fall) : 1/19/2008 12:21:22 PM (GMT-7)