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past few days heartburn .. this time it doesn't burn it just hurts.. hypothrooid.. tums took heartburn away,. i took two just now and nothing yet... it hurts nd is makin me nervous no nausea
right now it does not burn... does that matter... it just hurts.. pretty bad too... no burning in throat like yesterday ...its intensifying subsing hurting going away.. every few mins center of chest.. above breastss...
i had ekg two days ago bc of pain but not this kind of pain.. they ran blood work too... is that enuff to rule this out to be reflux... my 3rd tums and its not going away... i'm not short of breath or naseous just very anxious and it hurts..
pain is not sharp... it just hurts.. hard to desscribe.. like a tight hard ache or bruise maybe... it builds up w intensity then dies down... upper middle back has pain
it was an awful night... after the pain subsided.. the bad burning started till 4 am .. tums did nothing.. went to cardiologist today.. he said ekg looked good no changes and did bldwrk that i will know results tmrw.. i seen on paper cbc esr cpk troponin and one other thing i can't rem.. today now it is coming and goin,.. i feel a knot in my upper middle back .. slight burning in my throat.. hot flashes in my stomach and a feeling of food stuck in my throat and chest.. if i burp sometimes it hurts more sometimes it helps.. happened right after i had some turkey and salami.. he said i shouldcheck my gallbladder...
As other expert has opted out,so i want to help you further.
As you are suffering from last few days and self medications are not providing relief to your pain.
So in my opinion,you need to be seen by a gastroenterologist further for a clinical examination and undergo Upper GI scopy,Ultrasound Whole Abdomen to rule out underlying possible cause which may include Gastritis,Peptic ulcer,Gall bladder disease,Renal calculi.
You can try OTC Prilosec before meals and Zantac150 mg twice a day( morning and at bedtime) which are better than Tums.
If your symptoms persist then you may require other prescribed medications which may include-H-2-receptor blockersProkinetics that helps to strengthen the LES and make the stomach empty faster.
I hope this helps.
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thnk you,,,,, cardiologist made me an apt this morning to a GI dr.... this came on suddenly and will nt go away.... just this morning i woke up w w felt like fluid comin up..w chunk of something.. and came wit upper middle bak pain... feel like i cnt eat anything so frustrating...yet i feel full in the throat like i ate a lot.. even tried to hv a pretzel last night the salt burned upon swallowing and the pretzel hurt as well going dwn.. does the constant symptoms signal somethin more serious could be going on?
Thanks for the follow-up.
As you feel fullness in back of throat and feeling of food(pretzel) moving down in your esophagus so possibly you have GERD/Esophagitis/Hiatus hernia.
You need to be seen by a GI doctor and undergo Upper GI scopy.
Your symptoms are not suggesting an emergency as it is less likely to have any cardiac pathology.
Your GI doctor can treat you well with medications.
So you shouldn't worry as stress and anxiety can be aggravating factors.
You can try OTC Prilosec before meals and Zantac150 mg twice a day( morning and at bedtime) to get good results.
thnk u ... i just tried t eat a banana and swallowing the first peice gave a pain in the upper middle back... is that normal with reflux as well? is there anything specific i should tell or ask frm gi dr? your advice is appreciated
You can take Gaviscon which can provide some relief while eating food.
Possibly you may suffer from reflux esophagitis/Hiatus hernia.
And you can ask your doctor for further investigations like Upper GI scopy which gives you exact diagnosis.
Wishing you a good luck.