Living on Cream of Wheat

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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 6/25/2006 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
 I have suffered on and off for years with Gerd - heartburn, but now since I am in menopause - I am 46 - I have developed some new symptoms. I have tremendous twisting and pounding at the sternum. Really intense esouphagus spasams and from time to time pain across my shoulders.
I am constantly burping or building up to burp. Oh and nauasea.
Trying to get a gastro doctor to see you here in this state is harder than getting tickets for Bon jovi.. I have an appointment July 26th.. I did see a primary care doctor who told me take prilosec otc....Been taking it for 6 days now and it does nothing to help the twisting and spasams... Anybody out there ever experience anything like this?? I want an endoscopy so bad to put my mind at rest, I am very concerned. I have lost 7 lbs in 2 weeks, I can't eat and when I do eat..It can go either way. I eat very little when I do eat. Cream of wheat seems to be my best bet.

Joan M
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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 6/25/2006 12:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi twinkiedoll...hope you're feeling a little better soon. I eat a cup of milk for one meal and for another meal I have a half of banana and watered down apple juice. There is a site on the net with preferred foods for SUFFERERS of gerd.

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Date Joined Nov 2005
Total Posts : 208
   Posted 6/25/2006 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Twinkie

Do you have swallowing issues as well. I sure as heck do and its a frightening thing.


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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 6/25/2006 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Twinkiedoll,

It was actually my cardiologist who first put me on a low dose of Norvasc for what he thought might be esphogeal spasms. He thinks I might possible have some coronary artery spasms also and it is also used for that at a low dose. Mine is 2.5mg. It is used for high blood pressure and angina but at a higher dose. You might asked your doctor about this.?????

New Member

Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 6/25/2006 5:10 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Hopes

    You know I have been thinking along those lines, that it could be an artery. I will ask the doctor...Thanks

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