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yesrod
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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 9/14/2006 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I just foud this page toight hoping somone could help me out, at night while lying down in bed after being asleep for a few minutes I will suddenly be woken up by feeling as if I cannot breathe and chest pains they feel like my heart is beating very fast and usually just one quick pain that almost feels as if I am being punched in the chest they usually last until i stand or sit up,It takes me hours almost on a nightly basis to actually get to sleep and stay there Ive been to the doctor on a few ocassions about it been hooked up to an ekg and had x-rays done of my chest and everything comes up normal they always say I probaly have gerd from the symptoms I am having I was just wondering if this is normal for other ppl that have this?Any kind of answer would be great this really freaks me out at night.

poobear
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   Posted 9/14/2006 9:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi yesrod and welcome to HW.. I am glad you found us.. I know some of the problems gerd brings along can be scary but know that you are not alone. I personally do not wake up like that I will wake up choking on the acid coming up.. So I can relate some.. I know my boyfriend at times will be awakened like that.. It usually has to do with what he has eaten that day.. Like Mexican or something really spicy or greasy (sp) will do it to him.. I would keep a diary of when it happens so maybe you can pin point a trigger if there is one.. There isnt one for me but there is for my boyfriend. I would ask my doctor if I needed meds for it if it is bothersome to you.. Remember though we are not doctors by any mean but we are always here to help anytime you need it.. I hope I helped a little... And again Welcome to HW.

29 y/o Female Diagnosed with Crohn's October 2005 (symptoms for as long as I can remember) & Gerd 1996 Currently taking - 6mp 50mg per day, Pentasa 1000mg 2x per day, Remicade every 8 weeks (but need it sooner), Tramadol prn, Phenergan prn,  Nexium, Prozac, Nordette, Multi-Vit, and Digestive Advantage for IBD. "What doesn't kill us - sometimes drop kicks us into a new and better place - a place we mightn't have gotten to any other way."  - Unknown                                                                                       http://www.myspace.com/chroniechick

 


yesrod
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   Posted 9/14/2006 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for replying. I've been to the E.R once for it and to the regular doctor too they just told me to try some antacids they seemed to work fine for a few months but in the last few weeks all the same symtoms have returned I'm considering goin to the E.R again next time it happens

poobear
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   Posted 9/14/2006 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   
You do what you need to do to get to feeling better.. like autumns husband my boyfriend takes gaviscon and it seems to make him feel better for a lil while.. Please keep us posted...

29 y/o Female Diagnosed with Crohn's October 2005 (symptoms for as long as I can remember) & Gerd 1996 Currently taking - 6mp 50mg per day, Pentasa 1000mg 2x per day, Remicade every 8 weeks (but need it sooner), Tramadol prn, Phenergan prn,  Nexium, Prozac, Nordette, Multi-Vit, and Digestive Advantage for IBD. "What doesn't kill us - sometimes drop kicks us into a new and better place - a place we mightn't have gotten to any other way."  - Unknown                                                                                       http://www.myspace.com/chroniechick

 


Ducky
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   Posted 9/15/2006 6:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone... I have GERD and a hiatus or (hiatal) hernia.... I don't know if any of you have every been diagnosed with this, but if the pain in the chest you are describing is similar to the pain that I get in my chest from the hiatus hernia. I even went to the ER because I thought I was having a heartattack... they gave me a GI cocktail and it went away... I hope you find relief soon...
Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots
Additional Supplements - Multi-Vitamin/Bromelian/Acidophilus/Green Tea

LondonGirl22
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   Posted 9/15/2006 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Yesrod,

Anxiety can give me feelings like you describe. GERD can cause terrible pain but if you are concerned, please get checked out by your doctor again. It will put your mind at rest.
Take care
Victoria
 
 
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skooby
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Date Joined Nov 2005
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   Posted 9/15/2006 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   

I don't mean to sound like an idiot but what is a GI cocktail


Ducky
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   Posted 9/15/2006 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
:) A GI Cocktail was a concoction (sp?) of different heartburn/antacids... kinda like Mylanta... I said the same thing when they said that's how they were going to treat me. I thought.. "Oh lord, is it that bad?" Then when they came in with a cup of what looked like cream of split pea soup, I had to ask... "What is that?" It looked HORRIBLE, but really didn't taste too bad.. kinda minty! :)
Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots
Additional Supplements - Multi-Vitamin/Bromelian/Acidophilus/Green Tea
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