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Cant Figure this out! Please help!

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  • Posted By: stacky
  • December 20, 2010
  • 09:40 PM

Hi there, for the last few months I have had the following symptoms. Pain pressure in the center of my gut and chest, a nagging dull pain that comes and goes. Pain in between shoulder blades, pain/pressure in throat (below were adams apple would be), sometimes short of breath/raspy feeling in chest.

The tests I had had done are: uper GI series/Scope (normal), H Pylori (negative), Barrium swallow (normal), HIDA scan (still waiting for results).

This is driving me nuts especially the pressure in my throat!

Any ideas or suggestions?

I am now taking Omemprazol with little releif. I have Celiac but have been gluten free for 2 years already.

Thanks for any advise or direction with this......

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  • This is just a shot in the dark, but...Is there any chance that something in the air is irritating your respiratory tract? I ask because your description sounds nearly identical to the chest / throat discomfort I get from my neighbor's woodstove. (Only when he's using a certain kind of wood though; go figure!) It happens even when the amount that gets into my house is too faint to detect, so it took a while to figure out what was causing the discomfort. I don't think your situation is necessarily an airborn irritant, but the symptoms sounded so similar I figured it was worth mentioning.
    Walker12 30 Replies
    • December 21, 2010
    • 05:23 AM
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  • You may not be as gluten free as you think, it can turn up in a lot of unexpected places. For example in the US, the maker of the main generic version of omeprazole (generic for prilosec) stated in 2008 that all the units it had for sale were gluten free, but reserved the right to change this status without notification. There are also plenty of other medications and supplements that use gluten as an inactive ingredient, with or without making this information easily accessible to the public, particularly any form of medication that includes alcohol (they are not required by law to print the source of the alcohol, and many sources do contain gluten) you can find this information out, but you really have to know where to look and who to call. Another common source I've seen that particularly causes throat irritation is that gluten is in the glue tht holds cigarettes together, making smoking a major source of irritation for celiac patients.
    gregtfish 67 Replies
    • December 22, 2010
    • 02:21 AM
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