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   Posted 9/7/2007 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I am having these unsettling feelings come over me today. It is a warm explotion type of feeling in the center of my chest/upper stomach area. It is immediately followed by a bit of a tingly feeling after the warm spread feeling. It does not go all the way down to my stomch or legs nor does it move up to my head. It is right in the center of my chest/upper stomach. It feelis like it starts in the center and moves outwards a bit. Then the tingly feeling-not a numbness. This is not painful. It is a warm wavey type of feeling. Does this sound like an adrenaline rush? Has anyone had feelings like this before. I am getting ready to call my doctor if no one can help me.

Post Edited (Hopes) : 9/7/2007 1:20:21 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 9/7/2007 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello, I am a VERY new contributor to this MB b/c I have been experiencing some serious anxiety issues for about four months.  but, I wanted to tell you that I had some serious pains in my chest/upper GI area for four months now.........Actually, right where your xiphoid(sp)---that little bone that hangs where your sternum splits---is, underneath!  It started as a dull pain----they thought it was my gall bladder b/c the pain radiated to the right side of my body (under ribs, etc.)---around to my back up the middle etc...

Well, my gall bladder test came back negative, then they thought it was my discs in my throacic region...went to PT for six weeks---the pain would come and go-----my MD also told me i have costo-condritis(sp)---an inflammation of my ribs (which you usually only get when you have some type of trauma to your chest area--like a car accident or a virus, etc...)---had an MRI--came back OK......

I haven't been able to wear a bra for 3+ months, and I still get the pains---like an explosion---especially after I eat---it is hard to swallow, and hits that part (under sternum), like a ton of bricks.  Can't eat, can't sleep, hard to swallow, hard to eat ANY food, pain in stomach--through to mid back (although no one is sure where it starts---then refers to)---so, MD thinks MAYBE I have an ulcer-----and put me on two different kinds of meds (prilosec--didn't help, and Aciphex--helps a little better)......

right now, I am STILL waiting to find a GI specialist, b/c they don't call you's like---HELLO!

Sorry to be long winded, but I have experienced a 'similar' pain in my stomach/back area---just don't know if it's what you are feeling-----Right where the sternum splits.......around/through to my back!
If it is adrenaline, that would be good to know....b/c I get these little "spasms" all over my ribs/chest/stomach, front and one knows why?
I hope you find an answer.....

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   Posted 9/8/2007 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   

Have to talked to your doc about this it could be a/p or you might find it is something else

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   Posted 9/8/2007 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   


IMHO this does not sound like adrenalin is the culprit.  I agree with Lyn 100%, it could be the A & P or it could be something else and a medical screening exam should be  done  to rule out a medical problem first.  Make that call to your Doctor.

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   Posted 9/9/2007 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hopes: I would say this is anxiety related... I have similar feelings but they seem to focus only in my stomach and sometimes my hands.... an adrenaline rush would be felt throughout your whole body. Its a quick warm tingling feeling that shoots from your head to your toes. However I am a newbee to this anxiety thing so please see your doctor =)

Hope is Real: You need to see your GI doctor and get an endoscopy exam... its totally painless, actually kinda fun!! ( they knock you out partially ) Without actually looking into your stomach your doctors are just guessing and playing trial and error. I went thought this for about 7 months before my doc gave up and sent me to a GI doc. They found the problem (fungal infection) gave me 15 days of pills... and wahla.. im better. 7 months of pain for

Also... prilosec isnt the best med, but it is super cheap...but ask your dr for some Protonix free samples... works amazingly well... but about $160/month without insurance! But free samples are...FREE!

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   Posted 9/11/2007 2:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a gastroscopy yesterday, without the sedation and its definately NOT fun lol. Take the sedation when its offered to you is my advice :)
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