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Have a burning sensation in the middle of my chest that woke

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have a burning sensation in the middle of my chest that woke me up this morning at 0200 and have not been able to go back to sleep because of the burning and discomfort. Thinking it is acid reflux and have taken antacids twice and has yet to subside the burning and discomfort. Any ideas....
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 year ago.


Welcome to Justanswer website.

Myself Dr Josh and I’m happy to help with your question today. Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern

Is Pain localized to middle of chest?

Shortness of breath?

Numbness in left arm?

Are you on any medications?

Do you suffer from anxiety or severe stress?


Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


I am Doctor Thomas, a double board certified US doctor in internal medicine and integrative medicine, with advanced training in several other fields. I am a clinician of over 20 years experience. I will give you an initial answer or ask you a question, but be sure to use reply to expert to communicate with me as needed.

You need to go to the ER, regardless.

This is pain that did not stop.

It can be atypical heart pain, or both heart pain and reflux.

Don't wait.

Be safe.

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