Sorry about your pain and I agree we do worry as we are told "do not take anything for granted when dealing with the heart or a stroke go have it checked" as it appears the pain for a heart attack is very similar to what we have with reflux.
I am on the Estracombi Patch which is Estrogen and Progersteron and I take it for flushing/flashing which for me is for around 6 minutes every hour day and night so not good for my quality of life but HRT is also a worry. Trouble is there is just so much conflicting information given it is hard to make a decision sometimes. Now we are told red wine is good for reducing cholesterol! Even a couple of cups of coffee a day good for us whereas many of us gave up our beloved coffee
The new one yesterday says sugar helps the memory - another one we gave up in preference to the artificial stuff.
One day eggs are fine and meat great the next not so good so I sometimes think I should live like my Mum who died at 88 and literally lived on chocolate
and biscuites and cakes and never drank any water other than a few cups of tea a day and some soft drink. Oh and another one fizzy drinks which I had given away also good for us. My husband's Mum is 94 and does watch what she eats and still walking everywhere and living on her own while looking after her great grandson twins. I know amazing.
Thanks again Julie.
Jimminie Crickets you do wonder lol