ANONYMOUS’S PERSONAL STORY

My problem started about 2 1/2 years ago. I was at work and started feeling like I had a lump in my throat and could not breath. I also always feel bloated and have heartburn. (All tests for Peptic Ulcer, GERD negative) Sometimes the heartburn is so bad I feel like I’m having a heart attack. These episodes seem to come and go. I’ve been to multiple doctors who have not been able to help me. I’ve seen a larngeal specialist who told me I had some kind of virus (which she could not name) that affected my vagus nerve causing these symtpoms. She put me on Neurontin. Still not better. I’ve also seen ENT who referred me to GI. I’m currently seeing GI and have been on multiple medications but noone can tell me what is wrong with me. I could live with the lump in the throat and the heartburn but the not being able to breath is terrible. I have changed my life drastically because I never know when I am going to get these syptoms. I’ve tried to find something common that is happening or that I ate when episode occurs but I am unable to see a pattern. I’m praying that a Physician who has seen these symtpomss before may read this and get in touch with me.

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