Not yet diagnosed - very anxious about symptomsacid reflux heart pain anxiety help advice symptoms of acid reflux symptoms
Posted 21 March 2016 - 06:15 PM
I am waiting for a date to have a gastroscopy and colonoscopy. I have been told I have a dilated small intestine and a possible hiatus hernia.
Recently I have been getting (what I hope to be) acid reflux. I tend to go really weak and get a rush of blood (to the head), nausea and a very painful stabbing pain where my heart is. This makes me feel as if I am having a heart attack and my blood pressure goes wild.
I feel that anxiety is getting the better of me. Do other people who have been diagnosed with acid reflux or similar issues get the same symptoms - I need to put my mind at ease.
Posted 22 March 2016 - 02:55 PM
Yes. I'd call it a sudden attack. Starts as the pain, heart rate increase, sometimes light headed, have to stand up. Nothing is comfortable.
Posted 22 March 2016 - 05:11 PM
Thank you - I seem to have it after every meal - Might be more GERD related. I feel that I don't have to panic when it happens now - and I end up feeling okay, even though it is still very painful.
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Posted 24 March 2016 - 03:46 PM
Yes, it can be scary. I am thinking when this hits what I am feeling is part of the esophagus pushing up through the hiatal.
I usually drink a little baking soda with water, and seems to help it. Though I notice sometimes this will happen numerous times a day when it is happening at all if that makes sense.