Fainting and esophagus

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Hi,sorry to hear your not feeling well.Have you been to your doctor or neurologist about these symptoms?Some of what you describe are panic attacks,being through a traumatic experience does some times bring on fear or afraid of dying.You need to make an appointment with your doctor or neurologist.Having a pinched nerve in your neck does not cause,these feelings.Or having arthritis in your neck.Make an appointment as possible though.You may need an MRI of your brain,or catscan of your brain.
Caffeine Citrus fruits and juices Tomato products Hot peppers Carbonated beverages 3) minimize acid reflux: Consume smaller meals 4 to 6 times a day versus three large meals Avoid drinking large amounts of fluids with meals Do not eat within 2 to 3 hours of bedtime 4) If you smoke, stop. Smoking weakens the lower esophageal sphincter, a muscle that controls the opening between the esophagus and the stomach.
This isn't a cure for the cause of what's making all this happen, but my belief is that i have some sort of internal blockage again that causes the cramps, and because of the fizzyness of the japps that its forcing the food past this blockage and relieving me of the terrible pain and stopping me from fainting and smashing my head and face to pieces. I really hope this can bring relief to people suffering as i know how bad these episodes make you feel, not only physically but mentally.
I too have been having many problems, it started out with a feeling of something being stuck in my throat, then stuff backing up into my esophagus and then vomitting it up, I have been to the ER three times, and have seen 4 different doctors as well as have been seeing a Gast doc. I had a EGD done and everything was good, the biopsies came back good, the doctor did say I had acid irritation, and signs of sluggish emptying. Over 5 weeks I have lost 30lbs,went from bad to worse.
At the ER they took x-rays, blood and an EKG which was all normal they said. They also asked me if my heart ever skips beats and come to think of it it does. I am an otherwise healthy and active 21year old female. Last year I did suffer from chronic tonsilitis and had them removed. After that surgery I had problems swallowing but it wasn't getting caught in my esophagus. Should I be concerned of vagus nerve difunction or a heart problem?
He just saw his heart doctor and a complete stress test with pictures of his heart was done and everything was ok. He has had his esophagus checked out by a specialist and everything was ok. He needs to drink water while he is eating as he feels he needs to drink water if not he will pass out. He said he doesn't remember anything and no pain other than pressure in his head when it happens. Where do I start to find out what could cause this or what doctor to see.
He had a fainting or black out spell Friday while eating lunch. My mother said he just slowly passes out and he thought he was telling her he needed help but no words were coming out. He is only out a couple of minutes but we are worried. Could these spells be TIA'S and he not know it? He just saw his heart doctor and a complete stress test with pictures of his heart was done and everything was ok. He has had his esophagus checked out by a specialist and everything was ok.
Everything came back normal. I then ended up in the ER about a week later b/c of a feeling of fainting and not being able to swallow. Once again I had the whole work up of EKG, blood work, and the MD listening to my lungs. Everything came back negative and he diagnosed me with Esophageal Globus secondary to a panic attack. I was prescribed anti anxiety drugs and things seemed to be good for a few days. My appetite has since come back and I have stabilized my weight after I lost 7 lbs.
When I am walking, doing anything strenuous, or now, even talking, I feel a squeezing, sore sensation in my upper esophagus and I become extremely lightheaded and winded. Negative for all heart tests and chest x-rays. Sound familiar? any answers? This has been going on for three months and I can't get through a day at work. This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/234315'>pain during running</a>.
Hi there, I have been told by a Cardiologist and GI doc that acid reflux can irritate the vagus nerve and bring episodes of PAC's and PVC's on. PAC's and PVC's are extra heartbeats - even though we experience them as missed beats and "heart hickups" and this can be the "thubs" that you describe. Even though it is very irritating, it is absolutely harmless and very common.
But my stomach even controls my blood pressure! In 2002, I was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia and Barrett's Esophagus. I was told that if I did not have a Nissen fundiplication, I would be die of esophageal cancer within 5 years-I was 47. So this is my 10 year report and I plan on living at least 25 more. After the Nissen surgery in 2002, in recovery, I thought they had broken my shoulder. That is where my "stuck" gas continues to go 10 years later.
Either of the tenth and longest of the cranial nerves, passing through the neck and thorax into the abdomen and supplying sensation to part of the ear, the tongue, the larynx, and the pharynx, motor impulses to the vocal cords, and motor and secretory impulses to the abdominal and thoracic viscera. Also called pneumogastric nerve. The acid could be irratating your vegas nerve causing you to get these sensations. Some people even have fainting episodes from this. Read more: http://www.answers.
Doctor does not have a clue but it is really making life hell and my digestion has gone to the pack and i feel generally unwell. Also very fearfull that i might set off one those horrible, painfull attacks. I know the pain is caused by the sphincter spasming and cannot take morphine because that sets it off. Look at the altenative medicines available and try some of them and avoid fatty foods which set it off as well. God bless.
If fainting and lose of consciousness occurs then that is another cause for concern as you might have a more serious arrhythmia occuring , usually the lightheadedness from PVCs is usually the result of anxiety and hyperventilation that accompanies them, at least this what many cardiologists has explained to me. In the end follow your feeling and if in doubt get a second or even a third opinion for reassurance.
I also have been having issues with my neck and back going out of placement, as well as shoulder/neck muscle tightness, perietal pressure in my head and tingling/tightness at the base of my cranium, tingling/numbness feeling from mid calf to mid foot, bilateral stabbing/burning pains in the false rib area of my back (not kidney related), burning sensation on the left side of my sternum, chest, subclavian, and L arm/shoulder pain, and fainting.
As a result of the increased flow of blood and the resulting increase in pressure, the veins in the lower esophagus and upper stomach expand and then are referred to as esophageal and gastric varices; the higher the portal pressure, the larger the varices and the more likely a patient is to bleed from the varices into the esophagus or stomach. Bleeding from varices usually is severe and, without immediate treatment, can be fatal.
I also have the gastric reflux, sensation that food lingers in the lower esophagus, and a few telangiectasias on face and hands.
Hi I have been having similar symptoms since Feb. but mine started with a fainting episode and just feeling lousy since then with maybe a good day once in a while. I have seen 2 Dr.'s and both say they think it's anxiety/panic disorder.....I know how frustrating it is. However my OB/GYN gave me an ultrasounhd and found that I have 2 cysts on one ovary (had a cyst out 8 years ago on same side) and on the other side there is a mass that appears to be fluid filled in my tube....
My cough is around 12 - 16 coughing fits a day which leave me exhausted and close to fainting and as I said with a retention issue the continence crisis is escalating, I cannot speak at all at this time and it can last several minutes. The joke is that I am a lecturer at a university in the UK, as if MS wasn't enough - how do I start lectures next week eh?
As soon as I get into a place I get so dizzy and my vision is all messed up. I get so hot and sweaty and my heart races. I want my life back. I still dont believe that its just anxiety causing all of this. I feel like I have something else wrong that the doctors cant find even though i have had bloodwork, mri, ekg, and they were all normal. I started taking .25mg of xanax once a day. still dont feel any better yet. So if anybody has any help please give it to me.
i never had any pain or real pain just anxiety when they were coming and i did not feel like fainting. i have read on the boards that is a good sign and i have not had anymore since last night around 6pm. of course by the time they did the EKG and the blood tests they all showed fine. i wasn't having any palpatations by then.
Since that they , I feel extreme weakness and tiredness in my legs and arms . It starts in the morning and lasts till I go to bed. I never wake rested . I feel very mild spasm and twitching on my muscles . I feel better while seating or liying down . I feel like I am going to pass out . I am really concerned about this weakness . so here are my questions : 1 ) can this be a different side of anxiety ? 2 ) Have you ever experienced some jerking sensation ?
recently ive had really bad headaches, dizzyness and sometimes fainting, also really bad sharp pains in my stomach maionly in the middle of my stomach, below my stomach, and on mi right side. i dont no what these symptoms mean??? if anyone has any explanations as to what these might mean please let me know.
I contracted mono in November and got a very bad case of it and didn't take adequate time to rest. I was only out of work for 2 weeks and during that time was somewhat out and about. Symptoms of a new illness presented in March, starting with a canker sore, and progressing to flu like symptoms. I noticed greenish/brown mucus and tooth pain and went to doctor for an anti-biotic (I think Bactrim).
so its saturday morning and i just went to the b room and i saw kind of darkish brown like really dark brown almost black. i was just wondering if the pepto bismol could still be causing this even after about 10-12 hours after i took it last night. 1 more thing to add. im 14 yrs old, and yesterday at school out of the blue, i started feeling extremely light headed. i went to the nurse and i could feel weird tickling sensations inside of my head.
Many tests of the heart came back normal and the hypothesis is now that the problem is with my esophagus and stomach. I am currently being treated for IBS with Bentyl and Serzone. I am scheduled for an upper G.I. next week. Thank you for your time and information!!!!
The sensation is as if my head and neck are throbbing with pressure and I have to stop walking or slow down and stop and stand still for a minute or so to make the sensation stop. Sounds are muffled in rhythm with the pulsations and I sometimes feel as if I will pass out, but never have. There is no pain. I have been checked throughly by my GP, a cardiologist, and an electrophysiologist and none of them could find a cause.
In addition, vagus nerve stimulation by dehydration can lead to decrease in heart rate/pressure and then fainting. Vagus nerve stimulation and blocking therapy can be two forms of treatments available for vagus nerve damage and they can be utilized as per the requirement of the case. Surgical option (vagotomy) can be kept reserved in severe cases. Hope this helps.
Gastrointestinal causes of chest pain include reflux (acid from the stomach washing back into the esophagus), gallstones, esophageal spasm, esophageal rupture, varicose veins of the esophagus, strictures of the esophagus, tumors of the esophagus and other less common GI problems. Pulmonary (lung) causes include pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, pneumothorax, pleuritis and bleb rupture.
I have had and still have a hiatal hernia (acid escapes from the stomach and goes up into the esophagus). Also known as acid reflux. The symptoms are very similar to that of a heart attack and very uncomfortable. What helps me are things like maalox, nexium, tums or some form of an antacid. When you feel them coming on-sit up and if you can, try raising your bed up a little at night so the acid doesn't come up into your esophagus.
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