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Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX regards XXXXX XXXXX I don't have acid coming up in my throat, I just have the pressure that comes in that upper abdomen area and I can feel movement sometimes in my rib cage on the left side, when I push on it, it moves like air. Can anxiety cause stomach trouble like heartburn, where you have that air up in your chest but it's not burning pain? I get that, too. Will the tablet of Betaine HCL help after meals? Nexium can stop the acid, but I have heard that sometimes people don't have enough acid and therefore can have problem, thats why I thought to take the Betaine HCL, what do you think of that. I don't want to start on anacids if possible, that can be a long term thing and sometimes cause more problem even with the liver. It uncomfortableness stays in that upper area and can go in my chest but NOT up in my throat or esophagus.
What type of OTC antacids would you recommend if I were to try that for the suggested 3-4weeks? I never take them so I would not know. Is prilosec one that would be good for that short period of time. I heard that it takes 3-4 days for it to kick in if it is going to help idyspepsia, is that true. I am under alot of stress and like I said going through menopause and therefore the hormone thing is always an issue even though I take bio-identical cream for that. I am getting re-test for my thyroid levels.
I have to say I took an HCL tablet after my lunch and my stomach calmed down quite a bit, but still when I sit I feel the pressure and air in there, would that abundance of air and pressure still be considered a GERD issue? Just want to cover all my bases before I close out our conversation.
So, you are saying that in many cases when some have taken prilosec and antacids the situation can go away, it does not have to be a continual course of taking these meds for a long period of time, which is what I want to avoid. I would also like to avoid the possiblity of having to have that scope down my throat if possible. This is the first time I have had this issue and have it last for 2 straight weeks, it's just so uncomfortable.
What was your recommendation for antacids, didn't see that in your last response.
Thank you very much.
I have not had an EKG. They put me on a monitor at the hospital and watched my heart
and BP etc and said my heart was strong, but not sure that is enough. This is scary for
me, I have to say, not fun to go to a bunch of dr. (though I am thankful for you all) to rule out "stuff". Sometimes wonder if menopause is the real issue in most of this since I never had any real issues with anything before I began that journey a couple of years ago. It can make your heart race, BP go up and down, especially in stressful times and it can cause sweats, anxiety etc, I'm sure you are aware of this. So, it's hard to know. I'm just curious how heart issues could cause stomach issues?
It's mostly my heart rate just being so fast...my pulse, I guess. The minute I get anxious or stressed over something it goes up and then back down. I also know it can go up when your upset or in pain, that's pretty normal. It's just this heart rate of mine basically right now, not normal for me to have it going so fast.
I do watch my salt intake, and don't eat processed foods much if at all. Are there natural ways to lower BP with out drugs? I know those drugs can cause other things to occur. Would like to a void that if possible.
Example: Right now sitting here at the computer stomach is not bloated but feels kinda hard like a muscle would when I bend at the waist it's like something is in there, understand what I mean, can air just do that and then push up in your chest?
So, to try and end this for you. What is the fullness feeling if it is not air? Sometimes I can feel air going up into my rib cage, mostly on my left side, it can feel pretty strange. So, tell me again, what can take away that "fullness feeling"? Is it just antacids then, is fullness acid, seems strange it would be that, feels more like air. Someone suggested a hernia, but not informed enough about that.
I have it come right away in the morning, it's not even food related it seems.
Hopefully this will be the last of my constant questions to you.
Wow! You have been great! The hernia sounded scary, but my husband just said he asked the ER dr. if that could be it and he said no, I guess from his view of the x-rays. He suggested seeing a GI dr. and I probably will if the suggestions you have given me don't work or help.
I did get on line and read up, prior to our conversations, on dyspepsia and there is natural things that can be done, so I may look into that now that you have strongly suggested that is probably what is going on with me, whether it is menopause related, nerves/anxiety it's still there.
Thank you so much again. Well, worth the time and cost.