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  1. i really don't know what it is...but it's scary and makes me immediately think about esophageal cancer.
  2. Hi everybody, i'm sorry to open another thread but right now i'm really scared. I would like to know if any of you have ever had these symptoms. As I wrote in another post, I'm probably suffering from acid reflux. some types of symptoms have decreased since I take PPI (10 days), but there is one that terrifies me: chest pain. It happened to me in some moments of the day, especially when I wake up, to have a strange and strong pain behind the sternum, exactly in the middle of the pectorals. I'm going to the gym, so sometimes I thought it might be a muscle or bone problem, but it's clear that it's more likely a reflux problem. it Changes in intensity during the day. The thing that scares me and confuses me is that the pain changes according to certain movements, for example if I close my shoulders forward, or if I rest my arms on the chair to pull myself up. Has anyone suffering from reflux ever had this kind of pain? I am terrified of having a mass growing behind my chest, in the esophagus.
  3. today eating i was trying to feel the way i swallow and it gave me the feeling i have a problem swallowing rice and meat. Also, i've always drank while eating, so the food passes more easily, and now i think maybe that's why i never noticed something is wrong there, and now it's getting bigger
  4. you don't have to do nothing, there are probably millions of people who took and still takes zantac Something is happening to me now. I take too much care on how i swallow, and i also noticed that i like to wash the food down, especially when eating rice and meat. I don't know if it's a bad habit, now i feel like if i don't drink the food will just stay in my esophagus. I'm confused by my body sensations
  5. Stay calm, it's just a suspect case and NO HUMAN BEING has got cancer by using it, they say they discovered something wrong using it on some animals, and they are not even sure, they are removing it just in case...
  6. Yes i heard about zantac, but you may heard they are retiring it because of some "possible" cancerous substance they found, so now is not available. And also, i'm far away from home and some things are hard to find. I was thinking i may just split the 20 mg and take 10.
  7. After 8-9 days of omeprazole i can say one thing. I don't know how some people can live a full life taking PPIs : _ my stomach is DEAD. I mean, sure i feel better with the reflux, it's obvious because my stomach is not working. I eat a slice of bread and i feel like i ate an elephant. _ my colon was working like a charm, now : gas, poo in pieces, difficulty to evacuate. I really guess it will be my last day of this s..t, if anybody can suggest me an alternative, i would appreciate it. I'm fixing my diet (here i was eating a lot of plantain, like 2 a day, and i think, since it is a really acid fruit full of c vitamin, it could have been the trigger to my reflux), fixed my bed, etc
  8. thank you so much!!! I am taking omeprazole because i'm a long way from home and i took it with me with my medicines...but as i said, i am a mild IBS sufferer and the damn Omeprazole is making my intestine feel horrible, lot of gas, especially in the afternoon. I could talk to a gastro just to ask him about the side effects and he said i just have to try another PPI to see if it will have the same side effects, so tomorrow i will try with Pantoprazole. In 23 days i will be back home and i will ask my gastro if we can meet
  9. That's normal, been there. Checked my prostate, bladder and everything is fine. If i guess right you are 35, i'm 38, we are young but getting older, your muscles just don't respond as quickly as they used too and when you just wake up they are "sleepy", any doctor will explain you this with specific words. Chill out.
  10. @bin_tenn sorry about your dad, i lost mine to throat cancer (spred into his lungs). I understand @sTeaLth when he says your post is "scary", but i guess your main point was that he was an heavy smoker and drinker and that those seems to be general caractheristics of almost all esophageal cancer victims.
  11. yes, you're absolutely right. I'm trying not to focus on swallowing, but as i said, the main symptom worrying me is the discomfort in the chest when i swallow food, is like a burning sensation. I know this may be an esophageal irritation due to my bout of GERD, but if you look it up online it says i may have a mass, etc etc. Obviously now i'm worried i may have not noticed my reflux in these years and now i have something bad, etc etc. You know, i would not be here if i wasn't like that
  12. Thank you, are you able to direct your kind words to yourself, or just like me, you are good at reassuring people but not yourself? LOL
  13. My dad died at 75 of throat cancer (not esophagus), but he was a pipe and cigar smoker all of his life, plus he used to drink from time to time. I don't do any of those things, hope it will help me stay healthy,
  14. Let me tell you one simple story: i am a big football fan. Two seasons ago my team was about to win the championship after 30 years, so every game of the long season was like a finale to me. Every time my team played, i was so anxious i'd go to take a pee every 5-10 minutes. So Yes, anxiety can send you to the bathroom more often. Don't worry about that.
  15. Thank you so much my friend, i forgot to add another boring symptom : the post nasal drip. I always feel like mocus falling in my throat and need to clarify my voice.