This is Kitt and I am wondering if you have ever been tested for GERD? Just a thought as when I was first dx with GERD I would have severe chest pain in the middle of my just that radiated up into my jaw and also my left arm. AS I am a nurse ( ER nurse) I went down to the ER and took one of the Drs. aside and said I am having chest pain. So we did the work up and my heart was fine. We nurses know to much sometime but I was later dx with GERD so when I would get the pains I would wait them out or try rolaids as I knew it was not my heart.
Usually the Rolaids help with the pain and I would stop guzzling cokes for the rest of the day.
Sending you baskets of peace and may your evening be uneventful.
Try this short breathing exercise - really concentrate and even if it takes you 2-3 times to get the hang of it - you are doing good.
The Divided Breath:
Imagine your lungs as having 3 parts. The bottom
third, the middle, and top third.
On the inhale fill the bottom third first,
then the middle and finally the third.
Make sure that this is one continuous
breath, but divided, with a slight pause in between each third.
Hold the breath
in for 3-5 seconds if possible. Exhale in reverse.
First blow out the top
third, then the middle, and finally the bottom third of your lungs until all
air is expelled. (Remember the pauses)
Repeat several rounds for a total of
about 10 minutes. Practicing this every day will not only give you control and
structure to your breathing, it will strengthen and loosen the thoracic
muscles, allowing better, more productive breathing, and relieving the chest
I use this one if I am driving in the car and I feel the anxiety building.
~~Kitt~~Moderator: Anxiety, Osteoarthritis,
GERD/Heartburn and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease. “Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.”