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Hi being taking 40mg esomeprazole for 8 years, no adverse reactions, no B12 or magnesium deficiency. GP asked me to reduce doze in November from 40mg to 20mg daily, happy to try as obviously do not know what happens in long term, I was doing ok until I got a virus early January and chest infection and now have reoccuring pain in centre of chest, when I press my sternum the pain is bad and it spreads across breasts and sometimes but not often into back, I also burp a bit more and sometimes especially when eating bread can feel my food getting stuck, no weight loss, no loss of appetite, coughing up blood or anything, just wondered has anyone else tried to reduce dose and if so did you get pain in sternum area. Starting to convince myself I have oesophogeal cancer, no reason why I should just getting a bit panicky am only 55 and it is usually more common in men. Have been to GP with pain and had ECG and was told pain due to cough and virus, had bloods which came back good. Had an endoscopy 5 years ago unsedated which was hell and quite honestly I am scared of having one in case they find something bad. They found nothing then. Too much of a coward to be honest every little symptom for anything could be cancer and with the advert if you have had heartburn daily for 3 weeks it could be cancer it is enough to send you loopy.
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