Help!! Mouth, Tongue, Throat, Ear and chest pain.
Please help... I'm a young 40yr old female with 3 kids and I feel like I'm falling apart. Dr. thinks this is GERD - treating with Dexilant, PPI. In a nutshell - approx. one year ago I started having occasional tongue soreness - almost a burned feeling. Over time this has gotten worse, really, really painful. No visible sores, tongue looks normal, but definitely sore and now entire mouth pain, soreness. Approximately 2 months ago I started feeling "sick", chest tightening, sore throat, etc.. thought I was getting a cold, but this feeling hasn't gone away and is getting worse. Symptoms now include the tongue/mouth pain, sore throat (feels bruised) hoarseness when tired, ear fullness/pain, headache and a sense of feeling short of breath. I'm also so, so tired... My history includes: gastro issues including a hiatal hernia and schatzky's ring which was found and stretched durning endoscopy a couple of years ago. Dr. thinks my current symptoms are related to GERD and has me trying the PPI. Perhaps this has helped a tiny bit, but not really. Any other ideas, coping strategies? New to this site, but desperate for some help. Thanks