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Hi guys, I'm a 27 year old male. Let me start off by saying that 2 and a half years ago I could proudly say that I had never ever experienced acid reflux/heartburn before.
Somehow a switch flipped and what seems overnight, I now suffer from acid reflux every single day. I use to be so full of energy and the life of the party. Everything about me has changed.
I get acid reflux every single day. When I eat food it never feels like it really makes it down to the stomach. It chest sits in my upper chest area. Also my heart burn is only in my lower throat and center of back. It burns so badly in my back that sometimes I'm convinced it's going to burn a hole right out the other side. When I get this burning feeling I also get a full feeling in my sternum that makes me feel like I'm out of breathe. Occasionally I get pains in my jaw and left arm too. Now I also have anxiety because both my father and grandfather had heart attacks. I've been to the ER so many times for them to say that I'm fine. They prescribe me pantprazoale 40 mg which does stop the acid but leaves me very short of breathe. These last 2 years my eye sight has gone blurry, I'm always tired, and I'm always worried about the burning. I'm scheduled for an endoscopy but I have to wait two months because our healthcare system is stupid.
I also want to mention that the acid rises up so much and so often that now if I just like tighten my chest I can throw up without using fingers. I experience he's pressure and dizziness from the constant anxiety and stress of it all and have severe depression. I do t go out anymore because of how bad symptoms get.
Any ways if anyone else can relate, some words to make me feel not so alone and dying would be nice.
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