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|Tue, 03-30-2010 - 12:52pm|
Out of the blue, and with no previous episodes ever, I went to the doctor twice in two days and was sent to the E.R. at the hospital because it was thought I might be having a heart attack. The pain was just awful. I was treated with nitroglycin pills and patches and morphine. My b/p was very high. I was given stress tests and all kinds of other tests. They ruled out heart problems, but the doctor now thinks it is GERD. The pain never went away, and it has been a battle trying to get a doctor to give me some relief. My primary doctor prescribed Privocet - 40 mg for one week and then 20 mg for the next week. The severe pain has gone, but it still comes through when I first awake in the morning and often during the evening like around 7:00 PM.
I have an appointment next week for the camera down the throat thing. Not looking forward to that.
Do the symptoms I had sound like GERD to anyone else? I never even got mild heartburn before. I was given a Gall Bladder and abdominal ultra sound. I see the Cardilogist in a couple of days for discussion of that, but I was already told at the hospital that it was ok. I find it hard to believe that indigestion can hurt so bad, and honest - I am not a sissy. I can take pain.
Anybody else have such painful attacks of GERD?