Gerd - Heartburn

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Date Joined Aug 2010
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   Posted 8/18/2010 3:19 PM (GMT -6)   

Fantastic info in this forum. I was diagnosed with a small hiatus hernia two years ago; by scope. Never had any serious symptoms. Over the past couple of months I have now developed chest pain (on the sternum) and some of the other symptoms (throat sore, lump in throat) of GERD. Heart was checked, ok. I have completely changed my diet, no smoking, drinking, coffee, tea, tomatoes, etc. I don't eat for 4 hours before going to bed (which I lifted 8inches).

For 4 weeks now I have been on 40mg of Nexiam. My chest pain has not improved. From all the info I can find on the web, the indication is that the heartburn chest pain should be intermittent, ie after meals or when the reflux occurs. However my pain / discomfort is always present, it only varies in levels of severity. Can anyone comment??

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 8/18/2010 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
What's probably happening is your LES is weak and acid is flowing into your esophagus. The pain varies by how much is getting in there.
You eat = more acid
Not eating = less acid (but it's still there because acid is always in your stomach)

Which tests have you had done?

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