It could be related to gerd. Here's a funny story of me and gerd:
I was on the city bus, my roommate the bus driver, waiting for her to get off work. I doubled over in pain, it felt like a pain would travel up my ribs/stomach area and to my chest where i felt it would explode. But since I was having chest pain, my roomie, pulled over her bus, called the medics. I stump the medics, and they wisk me to the hospital. The doctor thought I was just a drug seeker, and he didnt believe me, unfortunally until he was doing a neurological test of squeeze my hands. Another one hit me, I was trying to ttell him it comes and goes, but he didnt listen til I was to "squeeze" his hands in a neuro test. I kept squizing and more and more and he goes "your hurting me let go" I say "But itt hurrrrrtsssssss" he looked up saw my face was in sheer pain, that I turned ghostly, and then says "I think I figured out whats wrong hold on I'll go get a rememdy". Then he comes back with this drink "quick theres liquid nitrogen in it, drink fast before it eats the cup". I'm drinking. drinking drinking, and then he tells me "you had a severe acid reflux attack that can mimick heart attacks. its always better to get checked out to rule out the heart attack"
So yes it can be related to gerd, it can be also something to do with a pinched nerve, could be anything. I'd go back to the doctor ask for preventive medication for gerd. Theres tons of it like, purple pill, zantac, protoniz, prilosec are just a few examples.
A natural rememdy, which takes a month to start working is 2oz aloe vera juice daily. But I'm telling you, it tastes wretched, but really does work
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