For the last 10 years, I have been experiencing a somewhat severe discomfort in my chest that comes on shortly after beginning to eat any sort of food. It doesn't matter if what I am eating is heavy or light.
The problem only lasts for about three to eight minutes, and the severity of this does vary. When it comes on, I have a very hard time breathing, there is a pressure in my upper chest and I literally have to try to inhale to the best of my ability and hold my breath to try to ease the discomfort.
There is no regularity in what happens here. Once the situation disappears I can return to my meal with no further issue.
This never happens more than once in a day. The issue can go for days without reoccurring, then without warning, I will begin to eat something and the feeling suddenly comes over me. What is this?
It's hard for my physician to diagnose something that is not there, and he has basically stated just that. Any X-rays taken don't appear to display any sort of problem to be seen.
This has me concerned. A severe situation has seen me nearly fall to the floor and pass out.