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I had a gastroscopy in December 2017 and was diagnosed with a hiatus hernia and scarring on the lower oesophagus due to severe heartburn and reflux. I am now taking Omeprazole which is really helping.
However, I keep getting sharp stabbing pains in my lower oesophagus. It lasts for a maximum of only a minute or two but it occurs about 6 times a day. I spoke to my GP and she suggested the oesophagus might be going into spasm so it looked it up and it is a real thing - but that pain is described as being similar to a heart attack and my pain isn't like that.
I've tried keeping a food diary to see if these shooting pains happen if I'm hungry or eaten a large meal or a lot of fruit, etc, but I cannot see a pattern.
These pains began just before my gastroscopy so I have ruled out damage done by that or a reaction to Omeprazole.
Does anyone else get these pains or know what could be causing them?
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