So it sounds like it must be GERD that I have since you both have sharp quick zap like pains as well. Again, I do not have heartburn, sore throat or reflux like many do. I can get a bit of gas I suppose that is do to my little burps.
On the good side of things, I listened to my doctor when he said he thought this was what I had (though I swore it was my heart or some sort of chest tumore and that he was wrong
.....I started taking the meds he prescribed for GERD. I have been on them 3 days and my sharp quick pains have slowed down a lot. Hopefully it goes away all together. The worst part is not quite knowing if this is what I have or not. However, if controlled by the meds then thats my answer. I know you can all relate, it can be scary when you first experience it!