Thanks it's true that you should never discount anything. I have tried it last year but mainly for the cramping and it didn't help at all. While I don't feel any acid reflux it does not mean it's not there, I have some of the weaker h2 blockers plus some omeprazole left, maybe I'll give it a shot. But the way Athene described the symptoms was an eerie experience, esp. the corset around the chest - I sometimes have that even when I breathe totally fine. Actually the breathing (and IBS/cramping) has improved quite a bit lately, but I still have that chest wall ache with tenderness on certain spots on and off. If I could afford it I would go for a daily massage just to relieve that muscoskeletal ache.