I've never had a major health issue in 42 years and have not taken any meds except lopressor to control high bp over the past few years...until now...
For the past 5 months I've been in and out of the ER 5 times and to several Drs. for ongoing numbness & pain on left side of chest and down left arm, narrowing & painfully sore esophegus, difficulty breathing w. throat closing up, tasting bittery blood in throat (not spitting up blood...only tasting it), and now I have supressed appetite, weightloss, nausea, weakness and dizziness.
CT scan on 11/16/07 showed narrowing of oropharynx w. diffused soft tissue swelling without discrete mass.
On 11/23 I underwent a EGD = the report said "the antrum (not sure what that is) showed mottling and erythema and there were multiple areas of submucosal hemmorage. There was at least one area of fading erosion and edema in the immedate prepyloric area but I saw no ulcers or active bleeding. Duodenal bulb, postbulbar area showed similar but less pronounced findings.
Biopsies all came back clear. I was put on protonix and gaviscon with no relief, but with decreased appetite and nausea over the past 3 weeks.
Due to nausea, gastroentologist ordered ultrasound of gallbladder, with was negative, followed by hidascan with CCK. The gallbladder is fine, but there is something called entrogastric reflex? Not sure what this means or if it would cause all of these symptoms.
Very, very desperate.
The cardiologist said all was fine w. heart. The pulmenary specialist said it isn't lung related.