I am a 34 yr old female. For the last few years I've had episodes of stomach pain that lasts a few days then goes away. When it first began, they ran all the most common tests, and found nothing. Rencently, though, the pain has gotten worse and and I have developed other symptoms. I have been on prescription prevacid now for nearly 3 weeks, with no relief at all. The pain is typically in my upper abdomen, right where the stomach is located. Now it seems that I have pain right where the opening is that connects to the stomach, after I have swollowed. I also have bloating and fullness after I eat, and sometimes it feels like I can feel the food going down and as if it's too much. The pain is also felt in my back..right in the middle, even feeling as if it's muscular..IT sometimes even radiates into my chest. I understand this could indeed be acid reflux, but the pain is constant.. not really letting up much at all. I had a lot of bad habits, including drinking a lot of soda and coffee and smoking. I cut out soda and coffee completely and cut smoking in half and no change, even with meds. I'm terrified that I have esophogeal cancer and that is what is causing the symptoms. Wouldn't three weeks of prevacid relieve some of these symptoms?? Off and on I am also getting gas and loose stools, which is uncommon. Unfortunately I cannot get into a gastro doctor for another month.. This is really affecting my life and getting very very depressing. I am afraid to eat anything, and it's affected my quality of life, being in so much pain. If anyone has any advice or similar stories, please let me know, anything to get me through the wait to see the specialist. thanks!View Thread
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