| | Peptic ulcer symptoms
Hello all, I am new to this board. Usually on the acid relux board. About 7 months or so ago I started having sharp shooting chest pains, it felt like I was having a heart attack. After seeing several doctors one finally ran heart tests on me (came back fine) to then make the determination that I was having GERD and esophageul spasms. What I did not know is the pain of the spasms mimick a heart attack! So he put me on Aciphex and after completing my bottle a month or so later I was back to normal.
I went off it and was fine for a long time up until a few weeks back. I noticed some pains here and there but nothing extreme. I had been popping advil for other pains (headache, menstral etc) Well last week I noticed I was having a burning sensation in my stomach- a new symptom to me. I blew it off, and at dinner last Sat had two glasses of wine and a glass of champagne followed by ice cream. I woke up at 3:00 am in a cold sweat, sharp pains in my chest, a VERY bad burning in my stomach along with a general stomach ache. I had never felt like this and was sure something had burst! So I got up had milk, then my stomach got totally upset. Stayed up for 2 more hours, finally fell back asleep.
I put myself back on Aciphex and went to see my doc who has referred me to a GI specialist for a possibly endoscopy. I have been having some pain all week up until last night, could be that the meds are working now.
Sorry for the LONG entry-BUT I fear I have an ulcer on top of my reflux and esoph. spasms. Can anyone tell me what the symptoms are and treatment? I am very worried!