Chest Pain Left Side - Acid Reflux?
My chest pains feel like the actual heart on the left part of the chest. It does not feel like muscle. Does anyone else feel that way when they have chest pains if it involves acid reflux? It does seem a lot worse after I eat anything, doesn't matter what, to include soft foods. I do not have acid reflux or heart burn from what I can feel, but for the past couple of months I have taken Prevacid or Prilosec, which do not seem to help. (trying to cure myself).
In reading all the boards I have made an appt for Friday with a gastrolonogist (sp?), and I'm terrified they will want to do an endoscope. I'm 55, female. All my life the only test I have ever feared is having to have an endoscope. I've had many medical tests in my life but fear an endoscope. I realize that may be the only way they can determine if I have a problem, but it just terrifies me.
Guess I just need some support on what to expect from gastro doctor and endoscope.