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Old 10-19-2007, 01:50 PM   #1
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Chest Tightness

I have IBS, a hiatal hernia, acid reflux, gastritis and esophagitis. I have had every lung function test you can think of and all of them have been normal.

Suppossedly I am refluxing into my lungs which is causing my shortness of breath. I have had all the GI tests done and my sphincters from my throat to my stomach are not working like they should and are allowing the acid to reflux over my esophagus and splash onto my lungs. It is also hitting the nerves that run from my esophagus to my lungs.

Even on my best days my chest still feels a little heavy. However last night I made baked ravioli for the family and am regretting that decsion today. My chest/lungs feel like there is a tome sitting on top of them. I have called my GI's office and they told me that is normaly if I had worse than usual reflux.

I am on 10 ml of Carafate 4 X day and 40 mg of Nexium 1 X a day. Does anyone else know what can stop the reflux? Is there anything? I want to be able to breathe normally again. And does anyone else get this?

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Old 10-19-2007, 03:30 PM   #2
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Re: Chest Tightness

I forgot to tell you, last weekend I did some heavy lifting and then the next morning my chest was so tight it felt very weird. Then the next night when I went to bed I felt "jumpy" from my chest and I couldnt fall asleep. Then came the heart palpitations. Didn't go to bed until 2 am. Do you feel like this also sometimes? Could this be from the GERD?

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Re: Chest Tightness

Welcome to my world! I know exactly how you both feel. I think the worst part is the not knowing, I know that I have been told and told but it still lingers in the back of my mind that it could be heart related. I also have tightness in my jaw joints and sinus area...
Zantac does sometime help if I catch it early enough...but if I don't I feel like it is a snowball effect and it just gets worse and worse.
Anyway, good luck to you both...You are not in this one alone!
Take Care!

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