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Old 07-01-2009, 10:40 AM   #1
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Unhappy Sharp Chest Pain

So i've been having these episodes of week long (more or less) chest pains for I'd say half a year now. I went to a GI specialist and she told me that it's probably acid reflux and I scheduled an Endoscopy which will take place in a few weeks.

I'm concerned though because the pain renders me unable to eat or drink even water due to the massive pain. I've been taking Prilosec for a few days now but nothing's happened. I'm thinking it's some kind of inflammation in my chest but as I'm not a doctor i can't say for sure.

Is this a normal symptom of reflux or could this be something worse?

 
Old 07-01-2009, 02:21 PM   #2
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Re: Sharp Chest Pain

Well I get sharp chest pain all the time its very frustrating, I have had 2 endoscopys and they were normal but nothing seems to work for me, I read on another thread that the chest pain can be due to a lack of magnesium so I'm trying supplements and eating spinach ever day to see if that helps.

 
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:50 AM   #3
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Well I get sharp chest pain all the time its very frustrating, I have had 2 endoscopys and they were normal but nothing seems to work for me, I read on another thread that the chest pain can be due to a lack of magnesium so I'm trying supplements and eating spinach ever day to see if that helps.
I too have sharp pains in chest been thru many test cant find anything still looking i am glad they cant find nothing to bad but on the other hand dont like beeing a mystery either you probably know what i mean well sorry i am no help but your not alone just keep praying faith is all i got

 
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Re: Sharp Chest Pain

Your chest pain could be esophageal spasms. I get them so bad it feel like what must be a heart attack. I know it is spasms, so I don't panic. I usually try to eat soda crackers and drink some water very slowly until it goes away. I have had these since 1981. I recently found out that taking a muscle relaxer at bed time (as that is when I usually get them) really helps.

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Thank You I will Bring That Up to my dr I was thinking it could be spasm because it does not seem to be food related does that make since ?

 
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Yes, it is not normally food related, I usually get it from taking ibuprofen.

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Yes, while having gerd can cause it, I usually get it from taking ibuprofen.

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yea i have had mrcp and upper gi ultra sounds many times i have about given up on dr they cant figure this out i just hate the pain when i get them they last for hours and i have head to get pain shots for them i am puzzled myself tyhanks for listen to me

 
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