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Hi all! I'm a 36 year old mom to three kids and I have had gerd for over a decade now. I've tried Nexium and have been on Prevacid for 5 years. in the last 2 months I've been having some swallowing issues that I brushed off at first. But for the last 10 days I've been having pain in my right shoulder blade when I swallow and some chest pains. I've also lost 10 pounds unintentionally in the last 2 months but I should follow that by saying I have also had to have 3 teeth removed so I don't know exactly what has caused the weight loss. But in the last 10 days I have lost 2 lb. I don't know if it's anxiety causing reflux symptoms or what but I'm pretty much terrified to eat anything. I'm just so terrified I have esophageal cancer. I have pretty bad anxiety and hypochondria.My doctor switched me to Protonix a couple of days ago and prescribed me Carafate... I took a lot of Ibuprofen when I had the teeth removed so I think she thinks it's an ulcer. Today I had a gallbladder test which I don't know the results yet. I'm seeing an ENT tomorrow and a GI doctor on the 14th. Meanwhile I can't stop Googling my symptoms and thinking I'm going to die of esophageal cancer and leave three little kids. Please help! Is it normal to have a little bit of swallowing pain in your right shoulder blade.? I also have the right shoulder pain whether I swallow or not just on and off during the day and some chest pain. I don't choke on food but I do feel like sometimes I need liquids to get some down. I've had 3 indice endoscopies but not in 4 years. I had a barium swallow Test 2 years ago. As you can see I have battled GERD and such for a long time. But this is the most scared I've ever been of esophageal cancer because I've never had the shoulder thing. I also recently had an upper respiratory infection and after 12 days my voice is still hoarse so I don't know if it's from that or what. Every symptom seems to terrify me these days. Any advice would be greatly appreciated since we are supposed to go on a family vacation day after tomorrow. Thanks ??
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