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Hi everyone, my problems started about 3-4 weeks ago when I went to emergency with severe epigastric pain (pain just below the sternum) - it was a stabbing pain that also left me with a burning sensation across my abdomen - almost like heartburn but I'm not sure as I've never had it before. They ran a whole heap of tests - blood / urine / chest x ray and everything came back normal. Their final diagnosis was reflux, which was very surprising to me as I've never suffered a day of heartburn in my life??
The last couple of weeks my symptoms have changed to severe chest and throats pain, with associated ear pain also. I've been given pantoprozole which I believe is very similar to nexium. I've also been trying all sort s of natural things like slippery elm, aloe Vera juice etc and nothing seems to be working. I'm getting worried as my symptoms don't seem to be improving.
I had an endoscopy and colonoscopy 4 months ago and all observations and bioposies came back normal.
Been to my GI specialist a couple of time and he seems to think it's my gallbladder causing all of this as a recent ultrasound showed a lot of small gall stones - almost like rubble.
At my wits end , would be very appreciative for any advice anyone could offer me.
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