Anyway, could this possibly be an MS symptom?
Sorry you're dealing with this LA. The doctor may have mentioned esophageal spasms (see the Mayo info here: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/esopha ... ms/DS00763
I get occasional spasms like that with certain foods, etc. Recently it got so bad for a month or so that I actually did research, identified it was something to do with my esophagus, even kept me awake at night, started looking up esophageal cancer...
And then duh! I remembered (and checked my charts) and saw that I had started taking fish oil capsules for that amount of time. I didn't notice the spasms immediately after I swallowed a cap, I didn't have the usual lower GI digestive problems with them...it hadn't hit me that there was a connection, but I HAD added the new symptom to my chart.
Stopped taking the capsules and suddenly the spasms were gone! I've had even worse reactions to things like flaxseed oil -- most any supplement that's supposed to be "good" for MS.
I seem to be allergic to some omega 3s anyway.
There are other causes of that type of chest spasm, but it's worth a glance at those pages at Mayo. None of my dozens of symptoms are exclusive to MS, and 90% of the time I can identify another reason for them...usually from meds or supplements.
Wishing you relief!