Posted , 9 users are following.
Please help me. Whoever is out there that can answer my questions. I am posting this on multiple websites.
It all started on Sept 30th, 2017. I went out with my family for a birthday dinner. My life was completely turned upside down that night. I was eating like normal and I accidentally took a whole shrimp into my mouth. I chewed it twice and swallowed it way too fast. There was no shell on it and it wasn’t a mini shrimp. I swallowed it whole because I was eating too fast. All of the sudden, I felt weird. The shrimp was traveling down my throat very uncomfortably and I thought it went down my air pipe. I thought I was choking and I started sweating like crazy. I started hyperventilating and had the worst chest pressure that made me feel like I couldn’t breathe. I thought I was going to die, I thought I could be having a heart attack. My family thought I had a panic attack. After I calmed down, I realized I could breathe but I couldn’t take deep breaths or yawn normally. I tried eating again but I started to get panicky sweats again and got very scared. I had the feeling there was food stuck in my throat and chest. (I’ve never had panic attacks before in my life).
That night, I have never been the same. It is now Nov. 9th, 2017. The week after my panic attack, my throat felt smaller and I had troubling swallowing food or drinks. Every time I ate food, it felt like it got stuck in my chest, no matter what I ate. I starting eating a lot less, like 2500 calories a day to less than 1000. The night I had a panic attack, I slept like I usually did but I had a hard time breathing normally. I didn’t get much sleep. Every other night after, I had terrible pain in my upper rib cages right below both breasts. I couldn’t breathe still. I went to patient first and told them everything. I got an EKG, blood tests, Chest and throat X rays, everything was normal. Nothing got stuck in my throat. Nothing was wrong. They thought I might of have acid reflux or GERD. They told me to take a drug store antacid like Mylanta. I took it a couple of times. I was having so much pain that week after the incident that I went to the ER as well. They did all the same tests and didn’t find anything wrong. I told them everything and they said it was probably GERD or acid reflux. They gave me a GI cocktail to help relieve some pain. It didn’t do much for me and my breathing was still not normal. I went to an ENT and he stuck a camera down my throat and said nothing was there. I went to a GI specialist after and got an endoscopy. The endoscopy was normal. The doctor said I couldn’t rule out acid reflux though, even though there was no sign of damage to my esophagus. He prescribed me some antacid medicine. I never took it. I went to another GI specialist for a second opinion, she told me all the tests they could do and I did a barium swallow. That test turned out completely normal too. They did an ultrasound of everything with my digestive system and didn’t find a single problem. I started to feel better after that awful week and tried eating more and more solid foods. The week after the panic attack I drank a lot of ensure. I slept that whole week propped up too. The week after the ribcage pain went away. I think it was because I wasn’t eating a lot. When I started eating almost normally again, I felt way better but I couldn’t breathe still and I still had trouble swallowing. It doesn’t really matter what food I eat, when I eat or drink anything, it feels like it puts pressure on my lungs or something. The chest pressure and breathing have gotten way worst in some moments. After a day of eating receses candy and ham and veggies, I got this burning sensation near my left breast in between my chest. After that day, I got a sore throat. Eventually I had a fever that lasted two days and turned into a cold. I think it might of started a week or two ago but now I have no appetite at all. I kinda always feel full and I have a cough leftover from the cold. I hear squeaking noises when I breathe inward. The left side of my stomach makes a weird short fart noise occasionally. I have gargling noises that come from a different part of my stomach too. I started taking a medicine the second GI doctor prescribed, pantoprazole 20 mg twice a day. I’ve been taking it for two weeks now. Sometimes when I eat food, I feel like I have to burp but I don’t and it feels like liquid comes up. I burp constantly whenever I eat anything or drink. I’VE ONLY HAVE BURNING SENSATIONS THREE TIMES MAX. The liquid feeling coming up never burns, it just worsens the breathing. I’ve woken up at night three different times feeling like I swallowed something and it got stuck in my throat. In my head I thought I was wearing a mask, and I swallowed it (I don’t even own any mask).How do I know this is acid reflux and why do I not feel hungry anymore? I never can eat much because I have trouble swallowing and it feels like my life is falling apart. Someone please help me. I’m losing hope. I need help. I can’t do anything normally anymore. I can’t tell If what im eating is hurting me, I cant breathe right, I cant exercise like I use too because I don’t eat enough. I am only 20 years old and 120 pounds. Life is awful. I’ve tried Xanax as well, it did not help with anything. I have to eat all food by grinding up almost to a liquid in my mouth. My chest pressure has never let up since that terrible day. What is happening to me?
Btw when I take hard steps or jump off something, the front upper part of my teeth hurt really bad. I read that may be because they are connected to my sinuses or something? I am allergic to sulfur drugs and I have celiac disease. I’ve had it since I was 17. I do not eat gluten ever. I have never experienced any of this in my life. Can that onset event trigger acid reflux all of the sudden???
1 like, 13 replies