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Dr Says nothing wrong.. but having digestive issues and severe Chest Pain!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 8, 2010
  • 09:05 PM

Starting in January, I've had weekly bouts of vomiting - usually one day a week, I'd throw up everything I put in my body, even water or peptobismol. I've also had crushing chest pain that goes right through to my back (feels like a heart attack and can last anywhere from 2 mins to hours), in the center between my breasts and shoulderblades. I also have alot of acid indigestion, and feel EXTREMELY bloated after eating, even just a light salad. I also experience alot of nausea, without vomiting.

Went to a Dr. who recommended I take Zantac Extra Strength twice daily, not consume any alcohol - sent me for blood tests, ultrasound, and X-Ray's, all of which apparently came back normal, however I am not feeling normal!

The vomiting seems to have stopped, but the chest pain has happened a few times since I went to the dr. two and a half weeks ago, and the bloating and nausea is continuing. Should I still be concerned? I feel so awful after I eat and do not want to lose any weight! I'm a happy 110 lbs!

I'm an otherwise healthy, non-smoker, 27 years old, and have been on yasmin for 5 years. Dr. tested for ulcers, gallbladder, pancrease, and liver problems... H pylori, pregnancy... Not sure what to do at this point. I don't think it's serious, but it is a very uncomfortable situation.

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  • i totally understand what your going through i have been going through this for about two months now...ive had every test done that you can think of and the doctor keeps telling me its just gastrilitus and acid reflex he put me on omeprazole 20mg and its done nothing but make me sick... good luck with everything
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  • How did your doctor test for ulcers? The only way to definitely know is to get an endoscopy. Go to your doctor, or a GI doctor and get an endoscopy. It will show if you have a peptic ulcer or if you have any esophageal scarring from acid reflux.It sounds like you either have acid reflux, a peptic ulcer, or heartburn. Until you get the results, stay away from foods that aggravate the stomach. Also, if zantac does not help with the acid indigestion or causes side effects, try nexium, prilosec, or pepcid. They can help a lot.
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  • I had a GI Xray (drank that gross barium stuff), and ultrasound. I went to a different doctor (with new found information that i have celiac's in my family). He has put me on a 'trial' g.f diet, which seems to be going well, though I'm finding my bloating isn't getting better, I haven't experienced the pain in a week, Ive been on the diet for 2 weeks. Heartburn has been so much better... They dont seem interested in doing an endoscopy but I really want to figure out whats going on. I feel great now, but I want to be certain whats going on, so I can always avoid that terrible heart attach feeling and the vomiting I was experiencing.Thanks for your input.
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