Esophogus Spasming back...???
I posted last year this time of an issue I was having. It felt like my heart was beating fast of oddly. It would happen mostly after dinner when I plopped into my recliner but other times as well.
I saw my internal medicine doc who thought it was a combination of stress (which I did not believe but who knows), weight gain over the last 5 years (I was close to 190 pounds from 175) and perhaps some sort of gas. We did a heart monitor thing that I wore for 24 hours that showed nothing abnormal; just a few irregular beats but not at the times I was complaining about.
She put me on Prilosec, suggested I loose weight and start to excersize. If that did not help, the next step would be to drink this yuky drink or get scoped.
Well, by late spring the symptoms had gradually gone away. I had lost about 10 pounds, maybe a little more, I was not plopping in the chair right after eating, I stopped eating late at night, I weaned off the prilosec AND I had been jogging a bit.
Well exactly a year later the symptoms are back. I am still jogging but have gained some weight back. The symptoms thus far are not as bad. The still occure after dinner or when I lay down for bed. It still feels like my heart races, some deep breaths are taken etc but I think it could be esophogus spasming from what I read. I take prilosec now and then.
The fact that it started the exact same time has me wodering if it could be allergy related. I get shots but last fall and this fall has been awefull. Extreme nasal drip at times...sometimes leading to coughing it back up. I can not help but wonder if the drip leads to a stomach gas that irratates the esophogus OR if the coughing aggitates it?
Anyone have any thoughts?