I found this website last night...I have not been well for some time now been suffering from excess gas and pain in my left side of my chest particularly my heart, under my left arm pit and sometimes down my left arm. I also suffer from pains in between my shoulder blades.
The pains vary ...sometimes they are like indigestion (like i have eaten too many potatoes too quickly?! sensation) and sometimes like i just need a good burp to release the pressure!
After googling my symptoms and coming across GERD i think it is what i have. I have been so stressed lately thinking i was dying....have had no appetite, had the shakes, nausea, vomitting..etc...i do think i also suffer from anxiety also though.
I went to see my doctor on Monday who had no idea so sent me for a load of blood tests which i should have the results on Friday/X-Mas eve. I also took myself to ER yesterday because the pains were particularly in my heart..they done an ECG trace but said everything was perfectly normal and gave me pain killers!.
The doctor has prescribed me omeprezole which i have been taking for 3 days and today i have tried to follow a diet recommended for GERD suffers and as of yet i have no symptoms!! yay!!
The only problem is...and im wondering if anyone else has these symptoms...i have a very 'groggy' head. very tired, lethagic almost like im a bit drunk!? and a headache (that could be the caffeine withdrawal though)....so does anyone else suffer from this tired, groggy sensation in their head??
Thanks guys and thank you for your previous posts which have calmed me down so much and made me feel less a lone with this suffering!