Patient Comments: Esophagitis - Symptoms


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Comment from: GM, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 06

I have pain on the right side of the chest, a peppery sensation radiating from my right armpit down to my right hand, and also down to my spinal cord. I am on medication, but still battling with esophagitis.

Comment from: dovepeace, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: October 19

While taking Pradaxa, I experienced terrible chest pain, and a large buildup of mucus that prevented me from breathing for about 1 1/2 minutes, plus teary eyes. I took it reluctantly for 6 years. Finally, I got it changed. My doctor made an appointment with an endoscopy doctor. I had the procedure on October 14, 2020, after which I discovered I have gastritis and esophagitis.

Comment from: 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: November 19

I have grade 3 reflux esophagitis with a hiatus hernia now. I am in constant crippling pain to the point where quite often I can’t even move. In my experience it does not really seem to matter what you do or take, it hurts anyway for me, even after medication. As tempting as it is, do not drink any milk as it will make the pain worse as your stomach produces more acid. Stay clear if possible of caffeine, smoking, alcohol, spicy foods, and fruit juices as they are particularly acidic.

Comment from: Mary Jane, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 28

I only have a problem with esophagitis once in a while. There seems to be irritation when I take in a deep breath. No problem with swallowing or chest pain. I remember a doctor prescribing an antibiotic a long time ago and I had relief. I had aortic valve replacement in April, but the problem with my esophagus has been long term.

Comment from: Maurine , 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 04

I have the feeling that food is stuck in my esophagus, and occasionally have about 2 or 3 hours’ worth of painful esophageal spasms in the morning.

Comment from: Sushil, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: January 16

I had hiatal hernia. My stomach was rotated towards right and upward to chest. I was operated upon. Now problem has come in my food pipe. It has shrunk and I have esophagitis. Dilation done to open it up to 14 mm.

Comment from: Wild Willy, 75 or over (Patient) Published: December 17

I have been going to a gastroenterologist for months with my stomach and esophagitis. I am losing weight and can barely eat.

Comment from: alban, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 31

I have difficulty swallowing, food gets stuck. I often have pain in the middle of the chest.


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