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harvest
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   Posted 10/10/2006 2:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been suffering from what I think is GERD..I have been in severe pain now for several days.  My sternum area, shoulder, back rib cage and I feel like I want to get sick all of the time.  Does it hurt this badlY..What to do?  Please help..

poobear
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   Posted 10/11/2006 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi and welcome to hw.. from what I have seen with gerd it can effect you in many different ways. Mine only effected my ability to swallow with out the feeling of it getting stuck..
29 y/o Female Diagnosed with Crohn's October 2005 (symptoms for as long as I can remember) & Gerd 1996 Currently taking - 6mp 50mg per day, Pentasa 1000mg 2x per day, Remicade every 8 weeks (but need it sooner), Tramadol prn, Phenergan prn, Nexium, Prozac, Nordette, Multi-Vit, and Digestive Advantage for IBD.

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YankeeRose
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   Posted 10/16/2006 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
HI...Ive had heartburn pretty bad on and off for a few years.  I used prilosec OTC for a few years, and at first it worked great.  However, the last few months I found myself taking it much more often with less effect.  about 6 weeks ago, I had a bad flare up of this.  This time, had a terrible sensation of pressure in my throat, constant burping, and back ache and pressure between my shoulder blades.  At first I thought it was a bad flue or something, but it didnt get any better.  Im now on protoxin.  I have been taking it for about 3.5 weeks.  I thought once I started taking some meds, the symptoms would disappear fast.  But, that is not the case.  Its a slow process.  I am feeling better. I can now lay flat most nights without acid regurgitating into my throat, or the gas bubbles working their way up my esophagus all night long.  The pain and pressure in my back (which i think may be gas, but Im not sure), has subsided.  Sometimes I can still feel it, but not as bad, and not as long.  Sometimes when I eat, I can feel the food going down...I hate that.  All these symptoms are scarey, but they are getting better.  I wish I could be like I used to be again and not think about this all the time.  I used to enjoy eatting so much.  Now, before I eat, i have to think....How easy or difficult will this be to digest?  How will this go down?  How will this come up??....
  I am trying to change how I eat.  I used to skip meals.  I try not to do that anymore.  I think having an empty stomach makes the acid worse.  I eat more often, but less.  I do not eat dinner after 530 or 6.  I avoid spicey food (which is very difficult for me, I love them!!), I avoid carbonated beverages, and caffeine.   
  I try to take it day by day.  Some days I feel pretty good!  Other days, Im more gassy than other days. 
  Its really good to have these boards, so that I know Im not alone, and when i read that someone has similiar symptoms as I do, it makes it a bit less scarey.

Precious
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   Posted 10/20/2006 6:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I have not heard of Protoxin, is this a new form of PPI?

Precious
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   Posted 10/20/2006 6:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Did u mean protonix?

YankeeRose
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   Posted 10/20/2006 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   
OOOpssssssssss...yes , sorry "protonix" tongue

VV
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   Posted 10/23/2006 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
I hope you're feeling better today, and thought I would pass on this info to you and others that may be experiencing this kind of pain. If the pain you're exp doesn't let up, let your dr know and ask about possible costo.

http://www.drhull.com/EncyMaster/C/costochondritis.html
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/costochondritis/DS00626

Huggs,
Vanessa


rijssel
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   Posted 10/28/2006 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   
harvest said...
I have been suffering from what I think is GERD..I have been in severe pain now for several days. My sternum area, shoulder, back rib cage and I feel like I want to get sick all of the time. Does it hurt this badlY..What to do? Please help..


Hi Harvest

The kinds symptoms I have with Gerd:
trouble breathing, being out of breath
pain in the left chest,tightness in the chest,heavy feeling on my chest
Having a day where you feel incredible weak and tired
Now that I found out that I have Gerd
alot of heartburn, shaking in the chest and feeling cold when having bad attack
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