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Hello all,

I was wondering if any one else has had symptoms like mine. I have had chest pain in the sternum area as well as chest tightness in the upper chest area for the past 4 months now. Within the last week it seems to be spreading into my upper back area between my shoulder blades and between my ribs on the left side. In addition to these, I have been getting this tightning feeling in my throat. I feel the need to constantly burp to relieve the tightness. It works for a minute or two and then the tightness is back again. I've had a stress echo, EKG, blood work, done and was told everything was totally normal. I was taking Aciphex for acid reflux for about 5 weeks. I had an Upper Endoscopy done which ruled the heartburn, GERD, Reflux out. My family physician put me on Zoloft 2 days ago because he believes it is anxiety. I however, do not. The only thing I am stressed about is worrying how am I going to feel today. I have been in the ER 4 times in the last 4 months. I have an appointmnet for an abdominal ultrasound this coming Mon. My doc wants this because I told him that sometimes the pain goes strait through to my back. So he wants to look at the gall bladder. I have not had any stomach pains mind you. I also have scheduled an appt with a Pulmonary Specialist to check out my lungs. I don't know what to think. I don't know if what I'm eating is contributing because I have the pain all day long. The only time I feel relief is when I am fast asleep. If anybody knows what this could be, I would love to hear it. I feel as if the quality of my life has been seriously disrupted due to this. My children don't understand why I am always in bed. VERY FRUSTRATING.