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craig wrote at 2011-08-11 00:49:45
I have experienced the same systems as your husband on a number of occasions and the hospital has blamed it on acid reflux and perscribed Nexium as well. I work out on a daily basis but also drink on a daily basis for the last 12 years. The chest pains started 2 years ago. My job gives me a lot of time off where i can drink everyday but there are times where it requires me to work 6-8 weeks every day in which I cannot drink but still manage to make it to the gym.

My chest pains always go away when I stop drinking. I have been off of work now for 7 weeks and have been drinking 6-9 beers just about every day and the chest pains are now stronger then ever. For the first time in my life I am really scared of dropping dead and I know it's the alcohol but I don't want to believe it. I have not had a drink in 8 days and the heart pain has now completely dissappeared again even though it took 4-5 days.

Every day I read this article and finds it helps me.

hope this helps him as well. I'm forty and have a lot to live for.

Mon wrote at 2013-07-18 10:39:19
I am 32 and started with what you said happened besides I was passing out at times. 6 years later got sick trust me it had to do with stress which caused me to drink. I now have a left bundle brach block, cardiomyapathy, hypertention, tachacardia,and best of am in consant afib we could keep going within 1 year i am now having an ablation and a pace maker put in because all those pills I have to take no longer work.

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