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Acid Reflux / GERD board

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It all started about 2 weeks ago with about 4 days of crazy constipation which came with a lot of bloating of course. As I was getting that under control, for the next week and a half I started to get all these other symptoms. Those symptoms include chest tightness/pain down the center (never moving to either side, back or shoulder area), burning in throat at first - now just sore and slightly swollen tonsils, shortness of breath/unsatisfying yawns/deep breathing (which sometimes will last up an hour or more), some regurgitation, an unproductive cough , and a feeling of a small irritating lump or “thing” in the way back of my throat. I also developed what seem to be majorly inflamed taste buds on the back of my tongue which burned a little for the first 2 days. I am also still having (now minor) constipation problems and bloating.

Having an anxiety disorder, no insurance, and my earliest appt. at a health dept isn’t until Sept. 15th , I was and still kind of am flipping out. After some internet research, I decided this might be Acid Reflux, so I stopped drinking all juice of any kind (which I used to drink at least 2 to 4 cups of a day - like smoothies & V8 splash). Within 2 days of stopping intake of juice, all the symptoms above have gone down in incredible amount. I am still having them but they are nowhere near what they were. I don’t burp often, maybe 3 times a day and when I do It’s a very deep, out of my norm, ogre sounding noise and I do feel a bit better, for a little while, afterwards. Could this be acid reflux, GERD, or maybe even an ulcer?:confused: If so, would it be okay for me to take tagment, prilosec or what ever else there is until I can go to my appt in Sept? Chewable antacids aren’t really doing the trick. The shortness of breath and the persitant chest discomfort are really starting to get to me and letting my mind wonder off to think maybe it's more than acid reflux....

Any info will help and maybe give my “worked up“ self some piece of mind for awhile. Thanks!! :wave:

Extra Info:

Age 26
5’ 4”
198 lbs (215lbs last June so I’m working on it)
Smoker - est. 1 pack a day (lights)
Exercise (½ - 1 mile walk 4 times a week - chaotic everyday running around & housework)
Tubal legation 3 years ago (after 3 kids)
Poly cystic ovarian syndrome (discovered 4 months ago)
Take “Alesse” birth control for hormones for the “PCOS” above
Waiting on Glucophage (from free medicine Foundation) also for the “PCOS” above
Don’t worry, I also have an appt. for my anxiety issues too!