Hi all - I've been on the IBS, MS and Fibro forums and now I'm here.
I have suffered from IBS for a few years now and always had some heartburn now and then. Nothing major, just annoying. Now, I have pain behind my left shoulder that also seems to be in my left breast. I've had mammograms and nothing. The GI doctor didn't seemed surprised when I told him this but it is very scary. I'm scheduled for an endoscopy next month and am dreading it. I am mostly concerned with the pain in my back as I had a friend who complained of the same thing and it turned out to be cancer.
I'm 43 and have had a lot of gastric troubles since the onset of IBS (did have a colonoscopy a few years ago when it started).
Can anyone relieve my anxiety a little bit and please tell me that the pain is a symptom of acid reflux, GERD or I'd even take errosion.
migraines since 1974 ; septic hip - 1999 with birth of daughter ; hip replacement 9/03 / MS limbo since 3/2004; dx acid reflux - 11/2006; dx compressed discs>dx RLS - 9/2006; dx IBS 5/05.
Klonopin, hydrocodone, butalbital, prevacid and anything else that helps.