Re: Chest Pains - Anxiety?
Mike, you mention that you’ve had heart testing done, when you feel this pain, do you take your blood pressure? If not, you may want to and see if your BP is high or if your pulse is high also. Are you on any medication that can have chest pains as a side effect? Have you talked to your doctor about taking nitro for the chest pains? Have you researched esophageal spasms? They have the same symptoms that you described and often times can be mistaken as pains associated with the heart. Since they found gastritis, you may want to modify your diet and eliminate anything that can cause discomfort such as smoking, caffeine, soft drinks, spicy foods, and citrus. You may also want to look into taking DGL tablets. It is a form of licorice and it has helped many people with your symptoms. German chocolate flavored is the best tasting of them all. Aloe Vera juice is also good. You mention PPIs and antacids…do they help when you have this pain? Have you tried Gaviscon? When it goes down the intestinal tract, it turns into foam and coats the esophagus providing relief.