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   Posted 11/3/2007 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
This is from a new member looking for advice...
hello to everyone i just like to ask if this is still a part of GERD i really need advise. I consulted Gastroenterologist last sept for i am suffering chest tightness and chest pain from the pit of my stomach moving upwards to the throat but i do not have that liquid sour or acid taste rises up in my mouth. But i really have this stingy sensation in my chest and i experienced this almost everyday. My doctor give me pantoprazole for 1 month the stinging sensation diminish but it goes back again this week. I've also consulted psychiatrist for i am having panic/anxiety attack due to this and given me xanax 500 mcg half tablet 2x a day for 2 weeks and on the 3rd week half tablet at bedtime and lexapro 10 mg. I just don't know if i one of the drug doesn't fit for me that i am suffering this i am on my 5th week of lexapro. I am also confused if i just having indigestion and causes heartburn as one of the side effects of the drugs i am really confused and i don't know if this is still a part of anxiety but i doubt cause i can do things that i haven't done when i had panic and anxiety before and even though i am relax i still feel this. Do i have to seek another medical Advise and if ever doctor of what specialization will i consulted to? I have been to cardiologist, internal medicine, gastroenterologist and psychiatrist for this. I have hypokalemia periodic paralysis last august and from then on this dilemmna started up to this time. ECG, Blood chem, X-ray, liver test conducted last august all are normal. Please really need advise...   

Post Edited (TammyGrl0528) : 11/3/2007 4:41:05 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 11/3/2007 5:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there. Welcome to healingwell.

I would encourage you to always start your own post if you need help. If you "tag" it on someone else's post, the odds are great that a lot of people who have already read that post may not read your question...So please, don't hesitate to ever start your own post.

Now, I can tell you that Lexapro can take up to 6 weeks to have full effect on your body. The Lexapro is used for general anxiety, right? Or depression? I am on Lexapro, and it took about 3 weeks to start feeling anyting, and really about 6 weeks to feel a lot better...then I had other issues with it, that simply aren't important now.

Anyway...I am a little confused about you have GERD, or not?

Anxiety and panic can certainly give you symptoms that feel like something they really aren't.

I apologize for my confusion, but all I am really seeing here is panic and anxiety issues.

Once you clarify what I am confused on, I will then try my best to help you better.

Thanks for understanding.

Again, welcome aboard...
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