More and more often throughout the day I get these periods of horrible pressure in my upper stomach or chest. It feels like a giant balloon is being blown up inside of me and I have trouble breathing. I feel like I have to burp really bad, but I can't, and when I do burp, it doesn't help. I'm scared that it's my heart, especially since it's intermittent and each episode lasts about 30 min. I'm trying to convince mysel that it's gerd, but there's no pattern related to eating. And I'm taking Prilosec and Pepcid, and have been for over 2 weeks, so I feel like that would control any gerd problems.
It's so uncomfortable and makes me want to head to the ER so badly. I want to believe that it's gerd but my stupid brain is still worried.