I'm 21. After a surgery I was given some pain meds. It caused some GI problems - one day I had McDonalds and I had tons of heartburn and chest pain. Doc said GERD. The pain spread across my ribcage and I was given a PPI. After 5 weeks I felt better and stopped it, taking DGL instead.
A month later the pain came back, but different - it was only in my BACK this time, between my shoulder blades, stinging suddenly 1-6 hours after eating. I could soothe it with Gaviscon. The pain got bad, so I started the PPI for 12 weeks again, thinking I didn't fully heal. After stopping this time I was good for 2 months and then the "back-stinging" came back.
Why do I not have any other GERD symptoms like heartburn, difficulty swallowing, regurgitation, etc? All I have is this stinging occasional back pain. What is it?