I went to the doctor, I felt like I was having a heart attack, squeezing pressure on the left side of my chest, and also sharp/piercing pains in my heart (the pains only lasted for a few seconds though) and the sharp piercing pains were also in my wrists, legs, arms and neck/head. They only last a few seconds, but they are all very sharp pains, mainly in my heart though.
They said that I have acid reflux?
Does this makes sense to any of you, I don't think I have acid reflux.
Any info would be great.
Last edited by luvmybabies2; 01-22-2008 at 07:01 AM.
If you really are in doudt & this continues have some testing done to confirm or rule out the reflux. When I was told I had it I did not really think so, at that point did not really have heartburn or to many symptoms. I will tell you not only did I but the paramedics thought I was having a heart attack when I had to be transported one day. I had such pain, could not breathe & that pain went up the neck, down the arm & into the chest, my vitals were crazy & so forth but all cardiac work ups came back ok. The acid showed in a heart cath , & a scope, but it took me along time to find out I had other problems in the neck & shoulder along with the reflux. The acid was not as bad as one would have thought to cause all this discomfort. I was sent to ER more then once in the past couple years. I believe when the pain & the acid gets out of control my vitals go bonkers.
There are several things that can mimic symptoms of cardiac, but I sure would want some testing to rule it out & testing to find out what the problem really is. It is to stressful to sit & wonder. So if it continues let your doc. know you would like some diagnostic testing done to confirm the problem. Good luck, Sammy
Hi l too get the pressure just to the left of my chest like ive been poked with a blunt heavy object it lasts seconds but is very unplesant l also get sternum area pain like sharp cramps.. does anyone know what this is please? And the last few days stomach probs seem worse lm getting stabbing cramp in my ribs on the left hand side... lots of trapped wind too l hate this just started manuka honey hope it helps x
Hi Vanessa mine is mainly centre chest just off to the left a little sort of the area where your breast line starts. I do get lots of back muscle symptoms and l have had the squeezing feeling too that was up either side of my ribs to the back. Its so frustrating.
I am a BORN worrier and fearful person - no joke!!! I had learned to cope pretty well but the last two years I have had more than NORMAL amount of stress. My father passed after a battle with cancer, I am in a bad marriage, my house burned down, and I was hit by a truck while walking down the street.
So, its been a pretty bad couple of years - I think the stress just turned my body into a MESS
Anxiety and stress will kill you. Number one reason of problems with the gut is anxiety and stress. More and more people are going to the ER rooms with spells they think are related to their hearts. GERD can make you feel like you are having a heart attack. One the other hand, I worry too many Dr's are handing out PPI's and telling people they have GERD. I would have some test done to rule out other problems to be on the safe side.