fluttering in the chest & GERD? Please help

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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 12
   Posted 3/12/2007 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
I am new to this forum.  I am glad I found out about this forum because now I know I am not alone.  In January of this year, I went to see my doc about the fluttering that I have been experiencing in my chest and also other symptoms I have been experiencing (e.g. bloating, nausea, sometimes vomitting after eating, regurgitation of a juice that doesn't taste so good after a meal, difficulty breathing, heart palp. after eating and sleeping right away, burning in the throat, and so on). Doc did blood test & ECG to check the heart & to see if I have thyroid. Results were normal.  Just wondering if the fluttering in the chest is a symptom related to GERD? She first prescribed a tiny pill to help with my acid reflux.  That worked a little, but then she prescribed Nexium which I haven't tried yet? Should I go see more doctors? specialists?  Thanks for listening?

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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 63
   Posted 3/13/2007 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Hay, and welcome to the boards!
  I have had gerds for about 6 months.  I also get a "fluttering" sensation.  I think it is my diaphragm that may be having a tiny flutter or small spasm.  I am not sure if that is what you are experiencing, but that is the only way that I can describe it.
  I also have other symptoms such as lump in throat feeling, frequent burping, heartburn and esophageal spasms.
  If you read this board you will find many symptoms that we all share, some more common than others.  Whenever I get to feeling really depressed or overly concerned, and I read that others have similiar symptoms, it does make me feel better.
  As far as your medication goes....Some people need to change meds if the first one isnt working.  But you must give it at least 2-3 weeks to even start feeling the slightest bit better.  For me, I felt a bit better after a few weeks, but I didnt really start feeling better until about 4 months.  I have had this for about 6-7 months now, and most days I feel pretty good.  I dont know if I will ever feel quite "normal" again, but I do have days where I can almost forget about this.  It can take a long time, so dont lose hope!
Good Luck!
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