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    Digestive Problems/Chest Pain
    Warmark1972 posted:
    Hello, like many others I am searching for help. I am a 40 year old male in reasonably good heath. I am lactose intolerant and have some strange food intolerances that my doctors cannot seem to nail down. This causes me to have indigestion with the following symptoms: stomach distention, belching, flatulence, chest and shoulder pain, back/nerve discomfort, and sometimes light perspiration (not sweating drops or anything). I use antacids like Tums which seem to help a little. Sometimes, I get PVC's.

    I am very concerned about the chest and shoulder pains I am feeling along with the mild sweating. I went and had a treadmill test which came back negative. Why would my nerves be affected by indigestion?

    I try to avoid foods/liquids that would cause indigestion but it doesn't seem to help. I have this 24/7 now.

    If you can help, please post.

    Thank you!
    calgal37 responded:
    Specifically what do you mean by 'nerve issues?'
    An_248081 responded:
    Sounds like symptoms I had when I had H. Pylori.
    An_248087 responded:
    I had similar issues - chest pains, tingling in my hands, nausea. I ended up diagnosed with Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction. It would be worth investigating that.

    I had a procedure done as well as having a rx for low dose nortriptyline. I have to stay low fat, low gluten to feel decent.
    An_248087 replied to An_248087's response:
    And no caffeine. Forgot to mention that.
    juliel responded:
    Have you been tested for celiac or gluten intolerance? It can create all kinds of strange symptoms including neurologic.

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