I get the sour taste in my mouth, and definitely lots of burping. Initially when diagnosed I was experiencing the sensation of something being stuck in my throat. I do not really have that anymore, however I'm experiencing a couple of other things. Is it normal for some of the symptoms to change over time?
I'm currently noticing pain about my chest and upper back. Not a sharp pain, more of a dull discomfort. I have also noticed a feeling of fullness/soreness about my jaw and ears.
i'm just trying to figure out if the chest and upper back pain are from reflux, muscle tension, nerve pain, or otherwise. I suppose they could be muscular, from tension? I believe nerve pain would be sharper?
I asked my doctor about heart issues, and he mentioned that with angina, or cardiac problems, the pain is most often worse upon exertion.
He also stated that alongside pain, cardiac issues also usually cause one to be short of breath?
my pain is not worse upon exertion, and I go running several times a week - do not have a problem with being out of breath.
i find too that the pain about the chest and back are often times positional, which my doctor stated would indicate a muscular issue. is that true?
i suppose that what i'm experiencing could be a combination of muscular tension, reflux, and probably anxiety.
what about some sort of cancer? my friend who has lymphoma had chest pain. however, hers was severe/sharp, and she was also very out of breath.
i usually jump to the worst case scenario.
i do not believe i have those things, although i really don't know what enlarged lymph nodes would either feel or look like.
i cannot feel any lumps in the usual suspect areas (neck, armpits, groin).
i wouldn't have to go digging around to find them?
ok. because i really don't want to have something awful, like cancer! i have always been scared of it.
i should mention, getting back to the reflux, that i drink coffee every day, and have been drinking wine consistently lately too (i love red wine in the fall). could these things be causing irritation?
okay, thanks so much for your help.