help..... can it really be this bad ???

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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 3/25/2007 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Guys
havnt posted in a while as been doing pretty good, until last week when  bang!!! I had been having the odd off day back and forwards since last august but on the whole doing pretty well, until 4 weeks ago when i stopped my antidepressant after a year. The first 3 weeks i had stomach cramps etc etc, but last week i started getting reflux again, but slightly different as this time its more of a pain than a burn (sometimes both) just behind my know where i mean!!, kinda like indigestion pain, i have the tight throat, the feeling of  a huge weight in my chest, like cathy describes as a small animal running around inside. Bending forward makes it worse and i keep feeling as if something is sticking in my chest. I can eat ok and im not choking or anything,just this sensation of fullness etc. Losec doesnt seem to be helping it at the moment, yet i am getting a little relief from zantac. I have loads of gas as well. In truth im really stressing about all of this, not sure if its a combination of withdrawal from my anti depressant (mirtazapine) as well as the reflux although i dont get the feeling of stuuf coming up. I know my anxiety about it is making it worse. I had an endoscopy last august which showed only mild oesophagitis, but i cant help but worry that its developed into the big c, my question is can simple GERD make you feel as miserable as this???. I go to see my gp on thursday so will hold on till then.
i know youguys cant  give me a diagnosis, just looking for some reassurance and support.
thanks in advance

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   Posted 3/25/2007 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
should have mentioned that it feels almost like ive bruised my sternum and sometimes eating aggrevates this, causing more pain.

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   Posted 4/3/2007 3:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Nell - did you find out anything at the doctor last week?
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