I'm just curious I have an appointment with my doctor later this week to discuss this but wanted to get opinions from you ladies. I have what I call heartburn every day and it is worse when I eat; it is in my chest and goes up into my throat and makes me sick. I have tried almost all the OTC medicines for this and only get relief for about 30 minutes.
These are the feelings I have been having--A burning feeling in the chest just behind the breastbone that occurs after eating and lasts a few minutes to several hours; Chest pain, especially after bending over, lying down or eating; Burning in the throat -- or hot, sour, acidic or salty-tasting fluid at the back of the throat; Difficulty swallowing; Feeling of food "sticking" in the middle of the chest or throat.
My question is do you think it is just heartburn or could it be acid reflux or what?
Answer by SWasson at 8:24 AM on May. 30, 2011
Answer by whitepeppers at 8:26 AM on May. 30, 2011
Sounds like reflux, also known as GERD. I've had it for years and take daily doses of now Nexium, but used to to Prilosec. It can be controlled to some degree with diet. Tight fitting clothes around the middle can increase it as well. Never eat and then lay down, this makes it almost unlivable for me. This is my diagnosis...I'm a clerical person so its good you are seeing a real medical doctor.
Answer by meooma at 9:01 AM on May. 30, 2011
Answer by sweetpotato418 at 8:26 AM on May. 30, 2011
If you have shortness of breath it probably something more serious. Without SOB it's likely heartburn, but this should still be diagnosed with more extensive tests if it's chronic and requires a lot of medication to relieve the pain.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 8:35 AM on May. 30, 2011