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ecarroll
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   Posted 8/13/2007 10:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone, I have been reading the posts on here, and some of them I could have wrote myself.
However, I have some symptoms now that are really scaring me. A couple of weeks ago I developed these sores in my mouth.
I also have cold sores that the Dr says is caused by stress. I haven't hardly been able to eat much, because my mouth
would burn so bad. Now, for the past two days I find it hard to swallow because it hurts my throat and sternum so bad,
and it feels like there is air trapped in there. My throat even feels like an open sore when I burp, it hurts so bad.
Do any of you have these same symptoms?
Also, for the past 2 nights, I keep jumping awake in a panic attack. It feels like I am losing my breath or something.
I also sleep with my head elevated.

Any ideas or advice would be appreciated.
Thanks

ecarroll
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   Posted 8/14/2007 11:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I see posts with 0 answers and 30 views, and I see posts with 50 answers. What clique do you have to belong to in order to get an answer???

noggin
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   Posted 8/14/2007 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry that you've been having a rough go at it.

Have you talked to the doctor about the sores and the hurting that you're going through? Personally, I had to go to the ER 4 times, and back to the doctor's office 6 times before he finally sent me to a GI specialist. You have to keep after the docs, once you build up a "case" ie, several times in with symptoms, then they can put together a pattern and a plan of action.

I get bumps in the back of my mouth sometimes, and it does seem to come on when I'm really stressed, however, my bumps aren't sore, nor do they burn.

Hang in there.

-Shawn

ecarroll
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   Posted 8/15/2007 2:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank You Shawn, I appreciate your reply. I have a Dr's appt tomorrow, so Maybe he will help me.
Oh, my Dr says mine are caused by stress too. sad

VV
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   Posted 8/19/2007 6:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Ecarroll,
Welcome to the forum! I have exp reflux problems for many yrs, and wanted you to know that I've had bumps occasionally on the back of my tongue, but not sure if they were from acid reflux.

The jumping up being awakened from sleep in panic may be a different story. This has happened to me in the past, my latest episode was just last night. I tell ya, it's really scary. I have been having a rough time with reflux and gas problems for approx 2 days now. So, this leads me to believe that this problem could possibly stem from GERD. I also recall exp this a couple of weeks ago when I was once again exp pronounced problems with reflux.

Of course, any new or persistent symptoms should be checked out by a licensed professional, but I just wanted you to know that you weren't alone.

Are you watching your food and drink intake????I know that I've been consuming more carbs and sugar lately than my body can tolerate. Sometimes, I go nuts with these things around or during cyclic cycles.

Good Luck! And, once again welcome!
Huggs,
Vanessa


ecarroll
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   Posted 8/19/2007 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks vanessa,
I went to the Dr this past week, and he has me an appt, I think to swallow a light. I am very scared, I guess I am just a big baby. I don't know if I am more scared of swallowing the light, or of what he will find when I do. I have a lot of problems with anxiety, and always seem to think the worst about everything. I hope it's nothing serious, I'm not ready to die yet! sad

magnolianancy
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   Posted 8/28/2007 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello ecarroll. hopefully you have had a diagnosis by now, but read your posting and wonder what you are stressed about? Stress can do funny things to us. especially at night when we are trying to sleep. two things: acid reflux can cause you to feel like you cannot breathe..because it can irritate the vegas nerve that runs in the center of your body. That can also make your heart skip beats or race. So can a hiatal hernia. But you sound like you are worried or stressed.... it must be pretty intense to make your mouth break out>  somehow you need to calm down and know that nothing is that bad that it is worth damaging your health over. And I have learned in my life that nothing is permanent. Things change. Do you have family or friends that you can laugh with and share your problems with? let us know what you find out about your digestion. But do not worry. I have had the breathing thing happen and it is either my hiatal hernia or a very dry sinus... . good luck. you will be ok.

rouset
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   Posted 9/3/2007 12:29 AM (GMT -6)   
my brothers little girl got these sores in her mouth and through her esophogus and dtomach sometimes this can be stress or a virus in the herpies family that gives you like canker sores throughout you intestines and throat, very painful antother friend of mines son got it recently at 4 years old and could not eat and cried for 2 weeks, they gave her an anti viral medicine and it went away. stress can cause us to be more likely to get these things when our immunities are down.Pleas fell better and like they all said it will pass and be ok

ecarroll
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   Posted 9/3/2007 11:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Rouset, thanks for your reply. I am supposed to see a gastroenterologist this Thursday. I am nervous because my stepdad was having all these problems 4 yrs ago, and it was esophageal cancer. He is ok, but still he went through a lot. I also lost my Mom in 2004, which has raised my stress and anxiety level to a max. Not to mention all the antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications I have been on. Now, I am just waiting for the next bad thing to happen in my life. So, I am horrified that I am going to die. Hopefully, it will be something that is treatable.......I am praying that is the case anyway.
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