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.