Hi, I have been having quite a bit of pain in my chest into my back. I have problems swollowing and it feels like I have a lump all the time. I have been on the lupus forum and the allergy asthma one too. But I had an email about
how infectious esophogitis can cause major pain and problems if left untreated.
Has anyone had these symptoms? I also have shortness of breath which the family doctor has said it could be heart. But has not persued sending me to a heart doc. I had two stress tests done within the last three years and he keeps saying he thinks it's heart related, but doesn't do anything about it. I have been told I have fibromyalgia and Possibly lupus. I have been to the gastro doc. I had to insist on an endoscope and he would not do a colonoscopy, (yeah would not, I had one done in 2002 he says. and unless I am bleeding he won't do one.) Anyway. The endoscope showed I had esophogitis and after it was done, he said he doesn't need to see me back. I have been on previcid for years. But the pain has gotten so bad, I have pain in my chest into my back and am short of breath all the time. yeah the gastro doc wouldn't do anything for me. When he heard I have fibro and possibly lupus, he tuned me out and said that's not his field. So I am going to another gastro doc this week. but I don't know if I can wait that long.
But surely I am writing to that other doctor that if this one says something about the esophogitis and needs to put me on meds, I am surely going to do something about it. These doctors are getting away with too much. I had written the gastro doc and asked him why he won't do a colonoscopy and he never wrote back. So he will hear from me and maybe a lawyer about this. I have been struggling with this pain for years now.
If anyone can share if they have this or had this PLEASE HELP.
back to square #1- off meds for now-Not been diagnosed as of yet. Have a positive ANA. . Pain reliever. sublingual B-12 , Chronic sinus infections. Asthma.