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Old 06-08-2007, 10:38 PM   #1
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I'm scared, can somebody pleaseee help me?

Let me first say I'm a young one here, only 16...supposedly i was born with GERD, i come from a family with terrible stomache issues...when i was a baby i had bad attacks, and over the years i always had passing ones (still bad though)...this is very long, but i'd appreciate it SO much since its hard enough with insurance issues for my family at the moment...at least an idea of what i could have would feel good


but a few months ago i had a terrible attack....i mean it was so bad and got me so nervous that i literally wasnt able to even drink water, it got me dehydrated and exausted and the air pocket and burning sensations going up and down were terrifying...and it lasted hours and hours and hours, i finally got to sleep and an hour later woke up gasping for breathe..so alright, next morning and a few days after i was shooken up, and i started having the feeling like something really was stuck in my throat...i developed lumps on the side of my tongue, and the roof of my mouth, and a thick yellow/white/brownish coating on my tongue....all of which are still here and ive tried warm water and salt, many rinses, penicillian thinking it could just be an oral infection or blisters or something minor

but i started to get more and more issues as time passed...now i face really bad anxiety cause of all of this, a lot of neck weakness and pressure, same with my jaw, a bad sounding cough, a racing heart, a lot of headaches and head pressure, extreme fatique, difficulty breathing, diffuclty swallowing, hard to chew cause my jaw feels locked up...glands are kind of loose/swollen feeling too, and my right cheek feels quite a bit thicker than the left


i know thats a lot but its obv. VERY VERY VERY rare to have something like throat cancer at this age so i'm wondering how bad i could have messed it up or what the condition is now

i thought it was just anxiety, but even if im nice and relaxed, my breathings heavy and my hearts racing and beating strangely no matter what...i woke up with those 2 things along with constant nerve shakyness randomly one day though and it all is worst when i lay down...i was reading around on here with that inflamation that can cause nerve issues and that gave me a little hope


but i mean ive been taking nexium, i basically have no heartburn anymore thankfully...but still little spasms, still achyness everywhere, still difficulty swallowing, still shakyness in my veins and basically everything hahaha...it always feels like a constant air pocket in the bottom of my throat



what would be good things to check for? its a lot of symptoms im feeling, and its hard enough cause the throat and stomache are vague to have problems with, but whats any possibilities? because i definately need to some how or another see a specialist soon


ahh its just terrible, im so young and i cant feel myself...its all dragging me down, even my focus is gone

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Old 06-09-2007, 05:06 AM   #2
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Re: I'm scared, can somebody pleaseee help me?

I don't have that much advice for you, but I just want you to know you are not alone. There are a few of us, including myself that are suffering from the same thing.... Everyday I wake with what feels like a golfball in my throat and like I can't catch my breath. I take Aciphex (which is like Nexium) and still don't get relief. Some people may find relief from taking an AntiAnxiety med like Xanax... you may want to talk to your Dr. about that.
THe difficulty breathing is more then likely due to LPR and esophagitis...basicallyt eh acid makes your esophagus irritated and swollen and so you get a sensation as if you can't breathe. I highly doubt it's cancer so don't worry about that...that is rare and even most of us who have had reflux for 30plus years don't have cancer. Anyway you should have an endoscopy done by your GI.

As far as your jaw goes, that may be from TMJ.... I also have that and that will cause headaches, jaw pain, muscle aches etc... your Dentist could give you a night guard if that is waht he suspects.
Get to your Dr. as soon as possible so you can try some other meds....
Stay away from acidic foods like coffee, tomato sauce etc... try not to bend over, sleep with you bed propped up a few inches on an angle.

Also sometimes what soothes my throat a bit is some chamomile tea with 2 spoons of honey, the honey is very soothing.

Good Luck to you and just know your not alone


Alexandra

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Old 06-10-2007, 05:40 AM   #3
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Re: I'm scared, can somebody pleaseee help me?

Nexium is a bad drug. It WILL cause jaw pain and joint pains. I would suggest you get on something else like Zegerid.

 
Old 06-10-2007, 08:33 AM   #4
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Re: I'm scared, can somebody pleaseee help me?

my breathing was bothering me a bit yesterday so i went to the ER

i got a chest x-ray and an ekg and both came back fine, which is good

i just dont get it, i have a terrible cough and chest pressure...could that be because of an infection from the attack? or just the attack? my athsmas perfect so

im going to a GI soon, and probably the other specialist for LPR (because it does sound like i have that with the chest issues im getting)

im sure ill get to the bottom of most things now, because i have a discolored tongue like i said and lumps on the sides of my tongue that havent gone away so if i got a bad infection or p.loryi, it really wouldnt surprise me...i always used to have attacks here and there, but the one i had months ago was a real bad one

at least i got some xanax in the meantime, cause all of this has givin me bad anxiety thinking i could have something serious since its been so long but now i realize any reflux issues can be complicated and need patience so

 
Old 06-12-2007, 10:51 AM   #5
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Try to relax a bit. I'm sure most of your problems are due to acid. Don't get me wrong, I hate NEXIUM because overall, and I mean this with no offense to people whom the drug helped, but it's bad medication like most modern drugs they come out with. It has side effects like strong headaches/migraines. But from what you're describing, it seems to be the acid that is going up your throat and causing you the coughs, the shortness of breath, the panic attacks. These are all things I had experienced when I had too much acid. Someone else mentioned jaw pains, yup, I noticed when acid is high I get jaw pains. You might even hear ringing in your ears. Try drinking enough water to have oxygen in your body & keep you from feeling like you're suffocating all of the time. Also, ask your doctor about prescribing you Metochlopramide. It may help put the acid downward which will relieve your shortness of breath. A lot of people say they had terrible side effects from it but except from extreme fatigue, I didn't. Besides, I'd rather feel exhausted and wanting to lay down and sleep than like I'm choking. Just don't take the medication long term. It also helps strengthen your Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES), which as you know by now a relaxed LES is usually the cause of GERD. It makes me wonder why the hell they don't prescribe it along with the Nexium. Anyway, good luck with that. Remember don't panic, I've had what you had for a week straight and kept walking outside to breathe and drinking water. Your body is in an acidic state right now, search the web for foods that are alkaline forming. If you're brave enough, drink lemon water or Apple Cider Vinegar + Baking soda to alkalize your pH. As for your coloured tongue, and H Pylori etc, eat a raw garlic a day if you can. If you can't do that, go to your natural shop and buy RealSalt Sea Salt. Gargle with it first. Then add another tsp of sea salt in a glass of water and drink it. It kills H Pylori. Good luck.

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Old 06-12-2007, 05:04 PM   #6
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thanks for all that man..thing is, ive had no burning, yet im CONSTANTLY burping and i have the feeling like an air pocket is stuck in the lower part of my throat....is that still acid of some sort? like i said, it seems like the zantac and nexium that i were on before helped the burning, but thats all....everythings the same, but this constant gas coming up and getting stuck is so annoying and THAT makes breathing a lil annoying and agitating as well you know?

another question i have, my glands have been...well not really swollen, but they feel a bit loose/irritated and my actual neck feels a bit swollen...neither are painful swollen, but my neck just feels a bit puffy...can esphogitis or p.lyori cause that? i just hate that man too, it isnt anxiety cause ive been treating that and i can tell thats better, but my neck just feels swollen and achy and locked up....hahaha after i had that huge attack everything just went downhill XD, must have ****ed me up pretty bad

 
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thanks for all that man..thing is, ive had no burning, yet im CONSTANTLY burping and i have the feeling like an air pocket is stuck in the lower part of my throat....is that still acid of some sort? like i said, it seems like the zantac and nexium that i were on before helped the burning, but thats all....everythings the same, but this constant gas coming up and getting stuck is so annoying and THAT makes breathing a lil annoying and agitating as well you know?

another question i have, my glands have been...well not really swollen, but they feel a bit loose/irritated and my actual neck feels a bit swollen...neither are painful swollen, but my neck just feels a bit puffy...can esphogitis or p.lyori cause that? i just hate that man too, it isnt anxiety cause ive been treating that and i can tell thats better, but my neck just feels swollen and achy and locked up....hahaha after i had that huge attack everything just went downhill XD, must have ****ed me up pretty bad

All I can say is give a visit to your doc & explain these new problems because I think it's the acid causing it. Acid can cause the body to behave in a lot of different ways because of all the acidic gas and odor that is coming up and spreading it can affect your neck, your back, your glands, your jaw, even your spine. Although in your case, I think you're also letting your anxieties get to you more than the pain caused by these symptoms themselves. The only way you will be at peace with yourself is by having the assurance of a certified doctor explain these symptoms. Let your doctor know that you have panic attacks which makes you worry even more when you do not understand what's going on with your body. I don't know just how H Pylori behaves, I would think its damaging actions are rather random, but try the RealSalt (it is a safe and natural remedy against these sort of viruses as it contains natural colloidal minerals, safe i.e, no side effects) if Pylori is your fear. If that isn't your cup of tea and you want to be really sure, you can try this product called Colloidal Silver at your natural shop. Silver is probably one of the most powerful antiviral agents. It kills pretty much every virus because it attacks them directly and they cannot adapt to it. Even the infamous e-coli, but follow the instructions carefully and do not overdose. I have tried it before and I would not stay on it longer than 2 weeks; the side effects although not proven to be harmful are cosmetic; you skin tone may turn blue after long term usage of Colloidal Silver.

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Old 11-23-2007, 11:37 PM   #8
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Hey Buddy--try Probiotics (good Ones) 3x A Day.....eat Active Yogurt Alot .... I Also Make Fresh Ginger Tea(strong) And Keep Cold...drink It Over Ice....try Ginger Pills Or Licorice Pills....keep In Mind To Try To Relax And Avoid Anxiety(i Get Really Bunched Up When Having Breathing Problems Myself)you Are Young And Want To Play Hard And You Will....try To Diagnose What Foods Or Habits Cause You The Most Trouble--let Me Know--rob

 
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