Hurts in chest when swallowing liquids
About a year and a half ago, I started hurting in my chest when I would swallow. I went two weeks with tears in my eyes every time I would even try to swallow water.
It got so bad that i was unable to take my thyroid medication (thyroid cancer 1990) and eventually stumbled into a thyrogen induced depression.
The first time, it was accompanied with high fever and nausea. I attempted a barium swallow but could not do it. I had an upper GI, and an endoscopy.
The endoscopy came into play around the end of the problem. I was diagnosed with severe esophugial (sp?) inflammation. Trust me - IT HURTS!!!
I have always had acid reflux problems and the think this may have been a cause of the problem.
I have not had a bad reflux attack in the last few nonths, but i have started getting that feeling deep in my chest again. Weirdly enough though, it only hurts when I swallow liquids. Food doesn't aggrivate it anywhere near what liquids do.
When it hurts, it is right in the middle of my breast bone. It is not a burn..it is pain.
I have also noticed (that since I started getting this feeling) that my stomach has rumbled and turned a lot..kind of like I am going to have to go to the bathroom with a bad case of...well, you know.
Anyone have any ideas what is wrong with me or what is causing these problems???