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@rashida

@blackoutthesun – I have never been diagnosed with this officially, but I am pretty sure I have experienced it because GERD has very similar symptoms and I do have GERD caused by a hiatal hernia. The pain comes n so suddenly and feels like a heart attack. I have discovered that sipping some water eases the pain within mere minutes, so I always have a bottle or glass of water near me at all times. Not eating (not even a small snack)) or drinking anything (except for the sips of water durin an attack or when taking medication) after 7:00 p.m. and having the top of my bed raised in risers really helps too.

I had no idea what Jackhammer or Nutcracker Esophagus Syndrome was until I read your post and googled it!
https://www.verywellhealth.com/what-is-jackhammer-esophagus-1191896

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Hello @rashida

I noticed you are interested in learning more about nutcracker esophagus. It sounds as if you have found some helpful things to do when you have an episode such as the sips of water and raising the head of your bed. Do you take any meds as well?

Have these symptoms been going on for a long time and have you talked with a doctor about it?

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