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    Has any one ever experienced Oesophageal spasms?

    I had a trip to A & E a few weeks ago with severe chest pain, it felt like i imagine a heart attack would feel like and i couldn't move. I'm 22yrs old and obviously was concerned.

    Since then both A & E staff and my GP have said it is Oesophageal spasms, caused by my stomach producing too much acid and touching the base of the oesophagus, causing it to spasm.

    Last night i had another attack, and slept for 1hr as i couldn't lie down due to the pain.


    Has anyone experienced anything like this before? It seems to be one of those things where little is known about the cause/treatment etc.
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    (Original post by k823127)
    Has any one ever experienced Oesophageal spasms?

    I had a trip to A & E a few weeks ago with severe chest pain, it felt like i imagine a heart attack would feel like and i couldn't move. I'm 22yrs old and obviously was concerned.

    Since then both A & E staff and my GP have said it is Oesophageal spasms, caused by my stomach producing too much acid and touching the base of the oesophagus, causing it to spasm.

    Last night i had another attack, and slept for 1hr as i couldn't lie down due to the pain.


    Has anyone experienced anything like this before? It seems to be one of those things where little is known about the cause/treatment etc.
    I have had an oesophagael spasm before. In my case it is always triggered by me eating something very gloopy (like rice and yoghurt). It is extremely painful. If they think that in your case it might be cause by an over production of acid have they given you anything to help with that? If not it might be worth going and having a chat with your GP about possible treatment options as it sounds like you are in a lot of pain.
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    (Original post by randdom)
    I have had an oesophagael spasm before. In my case it is always triggered by me eating something very gloopy (like rice and yoghurt). It is extremely painful. If they think that in your case it might be cause by an over production of acid have they given you anything to help with that? If not it might be worth going and having a chat with your GP about possible treatment options as it sounds like you are in a lot of pain.
    Ah finally someone else! I am on numerous types of antacids, however it seems to be something that comes out of the blue, not related to something specific that i eat. I have a blood test on Wednesday, so hopefully that'll bring something up.

    The pain is just unbearable when it is in full swing.
 
 
 
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