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Well Sunday I was at my niece's home just sitting there and I just started having chest pains worst then all week long. So I just sat there trying to warm up I was so cold my hands were purple. Finally I got warmed up and I am still sitting there like I was in a daze or something, well, I decided to go to the ER and I went and spent the night Sunday night. I was home yesterday all my test to make sure that my heart is ok came back okay. Even though they decided I should start seeing a cardio doctor since I have scleroderma.

 

Well, a bit ago my Gastro doctor office called and told me that my biopsy came back with saying I have a fungal infection in my esophagus, so now I am waiting to go pick up meds for that. Well, now I know why I have been having pains all week long and feeling out of sorts. The yeast infection can do that to you. Nice huh! Well its time for me to change my eating habits and find out what I should eat that would be best for me since My stuff is moving slowly down the esophagus and other gi problems.

 

Take care,


Sam

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Hi Sam,

 

My goodness, what you've been through! I'm glad your heart is okay, that's always nice to find out, but sorry you have a fungal infection of the esophagus. I suppose that just goes to show, none of us can ever be too certain of the actual cause of chest pain.

 

I hope your meds kick in soon and relieve the infection.


Warm Hugs,

 

Shelley Ensz

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Hi Sam and thank you for letting us know!

 

I think your dr is doing the right thing, by getting you set with a cardio.

However, I'm so glad for you that your infection came to light and is being treated.

The esophageal pain, whatever the cause, can be so very painful...I feel bad that you

have had this trouble for an entire week.

Hopefully, you will feel much better...SOON!


Special Hugs,

 

Susie Kraft

ISN Support Specialist

ISN Chat Host

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Hi Sam

 

Good to hear from you but sorry to hear about what's going on with your esophagus!! Sure hope the medications clear that infection up quickly for you so you feel better soon.


Sending good wishes your way!

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Hello Sam

 

I am glad you went to the ER and that it has turned out not to be your heart. I hope the infection goes very quickly.

 

Take care.


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Dear Sam,

 

Me too.. I am also struggling with chest pain already 2 months and more but without visible results yet. A month ago I also went to emergency rescue to have EKG (there were some extra sistoles visible but no immediate life threat). This week I was in hospital for thorough testing for diagnosing scleroderma and did blood work, esophagus swallowing test, heart ECHO, all kinds of RTGs, spirometry, CO test, skin biopsy...I am not very convinced that they will find a cause.

 

My chest pain is not located in one place - it moves from upper stomach to the neck, from left side to the center, it feels sometimes like a spasms and sometimes like a pressure. Sometimes like burning. I have enough air but sometimes I have to think about that I have to breathe.

 

I hope you will solve your problem with fungus elimination.

 

Regards

 

Erika

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I have been doing pretty good really, I still have some discomfort in my chest. I am taking fluconazole (Diflucan)

 

Well all take care I have to go see how my rabbits are doing I have them on the deck and not covered up and hoping a chicken hawk or any other big bird grabs them. Take care, hugs, Sam


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Yesterday I went to see the Cardiologist, they did an echo of my heart and kept taking my BP and I was high but I was rushing to get there. Anyhow everything is fine with all my test and he doesn't want to see me until next year YAY!! We figure the pain was from the infection. So I am very happy with that. My parents both had bypasses and my brother had heart attack last year. So It runs in the family on both sides. Plus they thought it was best to have a Cardio doctor for me since I have scleroderma. Well all take care the sun is out here in Ohio I am going to enjoy the day. :)


Sam

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