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    Pain around lower chest after swallowing

    Hi all I have dealth with anxiety so well lately but with this Covid thing it has got worse. Last night I had a drink and about 3 seconds later I get a pain in lower chest like somethings blocking it. It has been the same when I eat and drink everytime I get it. Only last a couple of seconds. I didn't think anything on it but then I googled. Ospheragus Cancer came up and now I am so scared. At 35 I hope there is something else but google is not helping. Anyone know what else it could be? No doctors now because of Covid.

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    Re: Pain around lower chest after swallowing

    No help here then

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    Re: Pain around lower chest after swallowing

    It's only been a few hours, Willous, give people a chance? Honestly, it could be any number of things, but oesophageal cancer seems really unlikely.
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    Re: Pain around lower chest after swallowing

    Surely someone has had something like it before...just so anxious

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    Re: Pain around lower chest after swallowing

    I get that you're scared, and I'm sorry you're feeling awful. It might take a while to get a reply, though.

    What are you doing to get your anxiety under control?
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    Re: Pain around lower chest after swallowing

    Quote Originally Posted by willous1 View Post
    Hi all I have dealth with anxiety so well lately but with this Covid thing it has got worse. Last night I had a drink and about 3 seconds later I get a pain in lower chest like somethings blocking it. It has been the same when I eat and drink everytime I get it. Only last a couple of seconds. I didn't think anything on it but then I googled. Ospheragus Cancer came up and now I am so scared. At 35 I hope there is something else but google is not helping. Anyone know what else it could be? No doctors now because of Covid.
    Willous. I will tell you that I had the same symptoms (still do now and again) and same fears for years. Especially that type of cancer as you google it and Dr Google will tell you itís really hard to cure, and a nasty one.

    You probably donít have it.

    But you are looking for reassurance and this is keeping you in the HA loop. You need to change your mindset.

    Honestly the amount of times I made similar posts to yours (check my older posts) - I WASTED SO MUCH OF MY LIFE.

    Do NOT waste years of your life like I did, you will NEVER forgive yourself.

    Your attitude needs to change, right now, to one of ďF*** it. I may have cancer, I may not. I may not even be able to see a doctor until itís too late due to external factors that I canít control. So what I am going to do is RELAX, and enjoy whatever time I have left whether thatís 70 years or 7 days.Ē

    Donít come back here asking for more reassurance. Change your mindset instead. If you donít youíll never break the cycle. Believe me I have been there, I know how you are feeling but just know that there is light at the end of tunnel.
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    Re: Pain around lower chest after swallowing

    I would say that itís anxiety causing it. Anxiety causes all sorts of gastric issues. I get heartburn and reflux with mine. As well as a host of other unpleasantness.

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    Re: Pain around lower chest after swallowing

    Thanks all, bit calmer now. Had a little bit of acid reflux about half an hour ago. Eased of a little bit I think

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    Re: Pain around lower chest after swallowing

    Could it be a hiatus hernia maybe

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    Re: Pain around lower chest after swallowing

    Doctor said I have most likely stretched the oesophagus and to eat nothing hard over next few days. Hope she is right...was quite blunt on phone and said dont think it sounds like cancer.

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