Esophogeal spasms

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CathyA
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   Posted 5/24/2006 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
   I know what heartburn feels like, but I also intermittantly get this other pain.  I've come to the conclusion that it's an esophogeal spasm.......but that's just a guess.  I'm wondering if some of you also have this and what you might think it is.  I especially get it when I drink plain water.  It is a searing pain about right between the breasts, but inside, and it sears through to my back.  Usually, eating a cracker or even swallowing sometimes helps it go away.  I'm sure some people might think it's a heart attack, but I know it's not that.  Just curious if some of you also get this, and do you think it's an esophogeal spasm?   It feels like it's right at my lower esophogeal sphincter.
   What's weird is drinking coke doesn't cause it, but drinking Dietrite does.

bekster
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   Posted 5/26/2006 12:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi CathyA, does your Dietrite have aspartame? Certain brands of chewing gum, yogurt and sweets gave me those symptoms until I realized what they all had in common.

CathyA
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   Posted 5/26/2006 2:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi bekster,
Actually, it has Splenda.....which makes me wonder about that additive. I try to avoid Aspertame too.

Joan M
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   Posted 5/28/2006 3:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi CathyA...I have awful pains in my back since I came down with this latest. I am also kinda weak and find the whole mess difficult to deal with. Mine is not food related or at least I don't think so.
 
eyes  

Aussie Steve
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   Posted 6/7/2006 9:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Cathy,

I get this, its called a Esophegus Cramp..It happens usually from increased heartburn thats happening at the time. To relieve it all i know is drinking warm to hot water seems to do the trick (but a whole glass, not a little bit of water). It happen to me mostly in the morning when i wake up or if my water intake has been low for a while.

Steve

Joan M
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   Posted 6/8/2006 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I discussed my "spasm" with my doc, so now he is ruling out gall bladder disease. Tomorrow I must go for a ultra sound to check it out. I never had it until THE HORRIBLE SCOPE. However, Aussie Steve, maybe you're on to something and I will try to drink warm to hot water (a full glass) if I ever get a "spasm" again.
I SURE HOPE NOT eyes !!!

Post Edited (Joan Mack) : 6/8/2006 3:16:30 PM (GMT-6)


CathyA
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   Posted 6/9/2006 7:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
    What's weird about mine is that it's not associated with my tradition heartburn.  Although I have to admit, maybe my tissues are a big scared (scarred?) and I don't feel heartburn like I used to....  
   What brings it on the most is water! ......but I can usually stop it by eating something little.   Maybe it's like a charlie horse in our esophoguses!
   Water (especially before I go to bed), and splenda seem to bring it on the worst.
Man, it can really hurt!   Sometimes just swallowing several times in a row can help it stop.  How strange!   Maybe it does happen when my tissues are their most irritated.  It's just really strange.  If I didn't realize it was that, I'd really think I was having a heart attack.....'cause it usually makes my upper arms and jaw hurt too!

Joan M
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   Posted 6/9/2006 5:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Cathy A...even water makes me belch and be in pain. I had the ultrasound today and it was AWFUL. PAIN, PAIN, PAIN. Yesterday I bent down to get a bowl from one of my kitchen cabinets and forgetaboutit VERY PAINFUL.

Thank goodness I don't have scarring on my lungs. WHAT A DREADFUL PROBLEM IT ALL IS. Hope you feel better. I thought it was a heart attack too. Now I have a pretty good health plan and the doc did a ekg test right away and my heart was fine.
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