I do have coronary artery spasm which I take a low dose of Norvasc for and I have palpitaions. However my cardiologist also thinks I have GERDS. about a year or so ago he said my chest pains was from that and I took protonix for about 8 months. Then I started having problems and went off of it. I did not have any chest pains and stayed off of it. The protonix always made me burp ALOT more and started giving me others problems. So I did not want to go back on it. Then the cardiologist discovered the spasms. Well I am having alot of chest pain again and set up for an endoscopy next Thursday.
My concerns are some other symptoms I have started having recently. I am wondering if they are all GERDS related or some heart related. I do get the feeling of food being stuck in my throat which I have never had before. I have lots of chest pain-not in the center of my chest-usually off to the left side. It feels alot lately like it is in the rib area going up through the underneath side of my breast, lots of back pain. A couple episodes of where it seemed hard to breath but I has not active.
I had one tonight but it was about 2 hours after dinner. I felt as if It were hard to breath. Then my stomach started to hurt. Then I got a warm feeling in my abdomin and chest area. I felt really strange for a couple of minutes and my heart rate shot up to 120 but only for a minute or two. Then I got that feeling of food stuck in my chest and let out a couple of forceful burps. Can that all be GERDS related because to tell you the truth it scared me!?! In the short time it took to happen I had already decided I was ready to go to the ER to check it out. However it all ended in less than 5 minutes total and I feel fine now? Has anyone experienced this? I would really like to hear anyone's advice or thoughts on this!!!!!
Post Edited (Hopes) : 4/1/2006 6:14:18 AM (GMT-7)