My symptoms went in the ENT zone! I had terrible headaches in the sinus area with sharp eye and ear pain. I also had burning chest pain (esp. bending over) along with the burning tongue and throat. I had to constantly clear my throat and I sometimes experienced nausea as well.
I'm still battling all these symptoms daily and trying to find the right meds for me. I DO know what an acid headache is now though and can treat it if necessary!
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-UNRELENTING and severe chronic coughing. Little sputum - dry hacking cough. Only found relief lying down (on right side, for some reason). I couldn't bear to go to the gym or a movie theater - people would look at me in horror as I hacked away.
-Mild-Moderate Asthma Like Problems - rattle in lungs, slight wheeze, couldn't take deep breath.
-Horrible Oversensitivity to Smells. All strong smells became unbearable (I guess because of erosion is sinus areas?) I quit a job because it was located next to a coffee roasting factory, and I could no longer tolerable the smell of roasting coffee.
-Huge anxiety as a result of all these symptoms and ongoing misdiagnoses. Never had an anxiety problem before this, or after treatment for that matter.
Related to this, is that everyone I knew insisted it was "in my head" since I couldn't get a diagnosis. I felt completely abandoned and out of desperation, set up a time to be evaluated by the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Thankfully, diagnosis came 2 days before my slight was scheduled to leave.
I posted my first post under Gerds and Congestion by mis-take...I meant to post here...not wanting to be repetitive would some of you be kind enough to look at my post there, and tell if the symptoms sound similiar??
KJH...Your symptoms sound somewhat similiar to mine...do you get ache under your shoulder blade at all?? I have the chest ache, and belching like you. Does it come and go? Mine is better in am. I am under agreat deal of stress...mom has Alzheimer's for ten year's, and oldest daughter is having seizures....I am anxious, and depressed over my mom. Thanks.
YES! I was wondering what that was. It's not really a pain, but I do have a sensation under my left shoulderblade. The timing of mine varies. Sometimes I'm ok in the AM and worse in the PM. And sometimes it seems to wrap around into the AM from the day before.
It's soooo unbelievably frustrating, sometimes I think it's going to drive me out of my mind.
I could not agree more with the two of you...I have found that the anti gas medicine helps a bit with some of the aches...I don't know how it causes pain in the chest and back but it sure seems to. I also meant to ask you both if you sometimes get a bit of a dry cough with this??
I take some anti-gas pills sometimes when I have a lot of pressure and active belching. It does seem to help with the gas, I don't know about it helping with the backache, though.
I honestly can't answer the cough question. I have allergies, so it's really hard to separate GERD-related coughing from allergy coughing.
I don't have much in the way of active pain now that I've gone to two Protonix a day. I do have an odd awareness of the area, though, it feels like the area is tight and sensitive. I don't know what that is....maybe it's just the damage doing some healing.
I just had an endoscopy this week and was told I have 'inflammation in my esophagus and stomach' as well as gastritis. The doctor put me on Aciphex 20mg once a day.
I'm wondering if I have GERD because looking at the symptoms listed here, I seem to have them in addition to acid reflux.
achy feeling in chest
pain in mid upper back (but I also have a spasm I'm being treated for)
scratchy throat when I wake up
I've also started having racing heart symptoms but only since I started the meds. It also seems like the other symptoms have gotten worse since I started the meds. Is this normal? Is it the healing process?
Did any of you notice the racing heart BEFORE meds? Maybe some of these are reactions to meds.
I've had no racing heart, but I am taking Nexium...different from your med...you may want to ask your Pharmasist if that's a side effect? How bad was the endescopy test?? Did you need to drink something before??? Sounds like our symptoms are similiar...does your aching in chest and back come an go?? Is it usually better in am?? Thanks, and best.