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Onlinedoc, General Physician
Category: Health
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Y husband is having what we think is esopagus spasm. It

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y husband is having what we think is esopagus spasm. It started about 6:00pm this evening. I gave him a nitroglsm. He seemed better so he ate some chicken noodle soup and a couple crackers. A few minutes later the pain got worse again, so I gave him another pill. Then both times he had like a spell that he had something like a hot flash The pain will not go away. I do not know what to do now.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 3 months ago.

Hi, I'm Dr.Nitika-a board certified physician. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Is he having choking sensation?



Chest tightness?

Shortness of breath?

Alcohol and smoking consumption?

Any other medical illness?

Is he taking any medicines?

Pain in upper abdomen?


Waiting for your reply.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Tightness in chest. Glucoma in eyes. Treated for high blood pressure. He is taking medicine for blood pressure, Zetia for collestael. Eye drops for glucoma, medicine for neurophy
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
No, I cannot pay you $50. We are retired and I hope you are on the up and up. All I want is some answers so I can get my husband feeling better now.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I do not want a membership. I just want to help my husband tonight!
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Are you still there? I am waiting!
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 3 months ago.


Sorry for late reply and inconvenience.

As per your description,possible differential diagnosis may include Esophagitis,Ischemic heart disease,Gastroesophageal reflux.

As he is feeling chest tightness then I recommend to visit ER and EKG should be done.

Also take OTC Zantac.

Maintain a good hydration.

Monitor his blood pressure.

Hope this helps.
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Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 3 months ago.

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