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I’ve had acid reflux / GERD for many years now, and am on Tecta (ppi) that I was previously taking on and off. I’ve had bad heartburn before, but was generally tolerable / went away after hours / a day.
Friday, I felt by heartburn acting up and generally felt nauseous from eating, but I did not think much of it other than a normal episode.
Starting Saturday, and until now (Monday), I’ve had really bad chest pain whenever I swallow (food/drink/saliva) or breathe too heavy. It doesn’t matter what I eat / drink (usually it does – e.g. milk would normally provide some relief, etc). It’s a very intense pain, meaning I have not drank / ate a lot since Saturday.
I went to a walk-in clinic Sunday, and was told it was just GERD and to just take my Tecta regularly (which I had since Friday anyways).
Sunday was more of the same and I just wanted to eat / drink (was very thirsty) so I went to Emergency at the hospital, and was told the same.
It makes sense that it’d be caused by GERD, but the pain in my chest isn’t really a burning. It’s a very intense sharp pain many levels above what my usual heartburn feels like. Also, I know Tecta takes a while for its effects to become evident, but for almost 3 days it seems I should maybe have some relief if it was from that?
I just wanted to know if anyone here has felt anything like this before? I am getting the feeling of my normal heartburn along with the chest pain, but this chest pain is new and unbelievably painful – like I said I have barely ate and maybe drank 1-2 cups of water a day the past few days and even that has been tough.
Thank you in advance,
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