Does anybody have any experience with the feeling of having something stuck in the middle of your chest, around the sternum?
I have had this for about a week consistently, with some random moments of relief, usually when exercising or sleeping (oddly enough when I wake up, it doesn't seem to be there). It it also painful/feeling like a lump in my chest when swallowing.
I was diagnosed with GERD about a year ago and have been on 20mg Omeprazole twice per day every since. I had a barium swallow in April 2015 when I had the same feelings, and nothing was found except GERD.
It almost feels like its radiating to my upper back.
I'm thinking Esophagitis? Unsure if there are any other remedies for this or if Omeprazole has stopped working.
The discomfort , of course, also has my anxiety in over-drive most of the day, which I'm sure does not help.
Anybody experience this? What were the outcomes? Any recommendations.
I should mention that since being diagnosed with GERD, my diet had not changed much, I'm about 40 pounds overweight and up until about a week ago, drank coffee daily. Anybody also have GERD and drink coffee without issue? Limit intake?