Hi Guys, so glad I found this forum. I've been having pains in the left side of my chest, acid heartburn, a feeling like pressure or lump in my throat, super sensitive gag reflex(cause of the weird lump feeling I'm guessing), pains in my left shoulder armpit and arm for a few months and not only all that but I had almost a year ago an sphincteronomy endoscopy where they put the camera down your throat. I had this because I had gall stone trapped. I'm only 23 but gall stones effect nearly every woman on my moms side of the family inc a cousin who's in her late 20's.
Recently the pains have becoming worse and have me really anxious because I'm overweight and drink too much(depression) thought I was going to DIE. I have severe problems with anxiety and depression so mentally I was wrestling with the idea that it could all be in my head. I'm almost a nervous wreck. When I was 17 I was prescribed these pink strawberry flavoured tablets that were for heartburn. I was having severe heartburn at night because I wasn't eating due to severe fear of chocking. Now I don't really eat that much during the day but after a few beers I get a huge appetite and I'm no longer so afraid to eat so I eat a lot really late at night and things like takeouts. ALL the bad stuff. And BREATH! phew
Do you guys think, that given my history and symptoms, that I'm most likely suffering from GERD???
P.S I'm worried because I just started getting my life back together and in 3 weeks I'm moving waaaay up north nearly to another country i.e Northern Ireland. I in live in Ireland. To be with my long term BF and go to college. Aaaaaahhhhh I don't want to have severe health problems especially heart related :(
Post Edited (Murr) : 9/7/2011 1:11:03 PM (GMT-6)