This started about 10 weeks ago. For the first 6 weeks I had a very tight throat like I was being choked all the time, along with a stiff and tense right side of the neck. Then I began having chest pressure in addition to the other symptoms. This continued for another 3 weeks before I started also getting pressure in the shoulders and arms about a week ago. I have been to the Drs and they gave me X-Rays, EKG and said it was fine. They came down to two conclusions, it was GERD or Anxiety. Gave me meds for both and sent me on my way. I cam out with some Hydroxyzine HCL 50mg for anxiety (take as needed) and some Protonix 40mg twice daily. I have taken the anxiety meds with absolutely no help. The Protonix may or may not help since I just switched to them from Prilosec OTC. Do these symptoms sound like GERD to anyone? I'm pretty sure it's not anxiety since this happens whether I am stressed or not - plus the meds don't help me. This has greatly reduced my quality of life and noone understands how disabling this can be. Please help me....Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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