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So this pain happens in episodes?
yes not regular i had one yesterday and before that maybe a month ago
Does anything seem to precipitate it like cold water or some sort of food?
no it comes anytime but as an ex truck driver of 30yrs that i think used to aggravate it
Does it happen more when you are lying down in the bed or when you are up and about?Has it ever woken you up from your sleep?
yes it happens in bed but more during the day when driving or sitting
Have you ever tried any treatment in the form of medications like omeprazole or esomeprazole?
no sorry never heard of them are they over the counter?
They are over the counter in some countries like USA but not in UK so I am not sure about your country. But it usually comes by the name of prilosec to name one brand and the esomeprazole comes by the name of nexium which is one of the well known brands.
Have you ever tried anything of that sort?
I think that you should try this at a dose of 40 mg once daily for at least four to eight weeks to see if it helps.
Another possibility is that of diffuse esophageal spasm.
Even the first line treatment for that is omeprazole or esomeprazole.
Other medications that can be tried for DES are calcium channel blockers or nitrates.
You should however discuss the possibility of diffuse esophageal spasm with your gastro doctor or your GP on your next visit.
ok thanks i will but i bought some iubuprofin today as an anti iflamatory do you think this may help
that may actually do more harm than good.
So I would not recommend that.
thank you for the advice
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