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Esophagus / heart burn advice???

January 08, 2019 01:54PM
For YEARS, I have had issues with food sticking in the center of my chest after I swallow. Had a endoscopy a year and a half ago when I did my colonoscopy too. That helped stretch thing for a bit but I'm back with the same ol issues. I simply have to make damn sure I REALLY chew my food. AND THEN....For a few days over Oct, Nov and Dec, I started having heart burn with some acid reflux. Where I'm going with this is for the past week, I have been having some pain (NOT extreme by any means...but pain) in the center of my chest after I eat and it radiates almost to my left side and sometimes to my right. But mostly, I feel it right behind my sternum............MY guess is my esophagus got really irritated when I had the acid reflux. Has anyone had a similar issue.

I guess me being 51, my Step Dad is dying with cancer, my Mom, Dad and Brother gone...I guess I'm a tad worried of something bad. My endoscopy DID indicate a year and a half ago that there was already some irritation on the esophagus. I'm guess my latest reflux attack really set it off. Internally, last May, I had a thorough sonogram exam. I DO have a slight fatty liver and very subtle plaque (Common at 51, I hear) in my aorta but there were no red alert threats.

Any advice or shared past experience?? Getting old can be scary..........AND AIN'T FOR SISSIES! Right Mama?

  Esophagus / heart burn advice???

Ramgator69January 08, 2019 01:54PM

  I've been sucking down..

sstrams29January 08, 2019 02:44PM

  Ditto......................kinda sorta

IowaRam29January 08, 2019 03:00PM

  Yeah, ulcers.....

sstrams20January 08, 2019 03:58PM

  King of acid reflux here

ferragamo7929January 08, 2019 04:29PM

  sucks getting old

JoeMad25January 08, 2019 06:26PM

  I did SEVERAL on that list!

Ramgator22January 09, 2019 04:02AM

  Might wanna cut back..

sstrams39January 09, 2019 04:05AM

  Yes. I have already started.

Ramgator20January 09, 2019 06:00AM

  Good for you..

sstrams21January 09, 2019 06:47AM


waterfield32January 08, 2019 06:29PM

  JUST scheduled appt with Gastroastrolololmonopoly DR..... In other words..

Ramgator25January 09, 2019 03:55AM

  Re: JUST scheduled appt with Gastroastrolololmonopoly DR..... In other words..

waterfield24January 09, 2019 06:44AM

  Good Move Gator. . .

RAMbeau44January 09, 2019 08:52AM

  Went well at Dr today.

Ramgator24January 09, 2019 03:26PM