I have had acid reflux since 1999 when I was pregnant. I feel the burn in my throat, take a tums and I am good. Well around thanksgiving, right around where my gallbladder was removed, about 4-5 inches above my bellybutton, I got an aching pain. It lasted 2 weeks and I felt slightly nausous. I thought It was just a virus. I went to the ER after my hubby made me go, they did xrays and said I was fine. It went away and I was happy. Well about 2 weeks ago I started to get extreme acid reflux. I would eat 6 tums and nothing, drinking water did nothing. I had to basically drink alkaseltzer. I was getting so bad that I was choking it felt like a hole in my throat. I also threw up a few times because of it. I decided to get so zantac and it has helped. Well 2 days ago the pain in my abdomen returned. I hate to return to the doctor because they said it is heartburn take some acid reducer. Has anyone else had the same symptoms?