Today i went to ER because this pain i had in my chest back and shoulder was too much to deal with alone.
I had some lunch then ben tover slightly wrapping xmas presents, within 20 mins i had acute heartburn (nothing new) so took a ranitidine and thought it might tail off !!!! IT DID NOT.
I then started to have what i can only explain as a stabbing ache or pain in my upper gut area where the food leaves the oesophagus and enters the stomach right in the centre. It then proceeded to go through to my back abd up the right side of my shoulder into my right side jaw area. The wave of pain was so excrtiiating i thought i was seriously having a heart attack. IT made me physically sick and sweaty with the pain. This kept coming in waves for about half hour until I could take it no more and called an ambulance who came did an ecg and then took me to ER.
The evg was normal, all my bloodwok was normal, i even had amylase to check my pancreas was working ok, it was fine. I had a chest xray which the Doctor was happy with also.
So she said it looks like a bad case of indigestion !!! i will never laugh at people with indigestion again, NEVER. Labour pains having a child is less painful than i experienced today.
They gave me buscopan, more antacids and paracetamol which took the edge of it. I came home with tramadol which are very strong pain meds.
I was hungry so the Doc said have something non fat based so i had some toast and ham and some cereals with milk. Its been an hour since i ate it and im getting the pain again, not as bad as today but its come back
I KNOW I cant tolerate that pain again. The hospital just said go see your own Doctor. What for? maybe an endo? what can they do? i just know in this day and age we do not need to suffer that sort of pain.
Anyone else had this sort of thing before? thanks