Please help me find out what's wrong with me. Doctors wont help cause I have no insurance

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   Posted 10/6/2011 9:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I had gallbladder surgery. Have more trouble now then before. I have pressure in my chest. It moves around, alot of the pressure is above my chest. I get sharp pains in the center of my chest they come and go pretty quick. The pressure feels like gas. If I get some gas out it feels better but the pressure usually comes back. I get pains in my arms and jaw. I have been to the ER but am told it is not my heart. The chest pains scare me really bad. I keep praying about this but just feel like I am not going to make it through this. I never had these problems till after my gallbladder surgery. I am so scared I shake when I get so fearful. Someone please give me some peace. Thank you in advance for helping me. :( .

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   Posted 10/6/2011 11:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Aheartlikethis 131 I know the doctors said it is not your heart, but did they tell you or give you any advice on what it could be ? or is there a free clinic you could go to to get some help ? Maggie
Diagnosed June 2011 Malignant Solitary fibrous tumor, operation to remove it, Hysterectomy, resection of large bowel, ileostomy, radiation treatment, out look If I live I am okay if I don't i am not, the tumor is very rare and so they just don't know..but I am happy and well albeit with some challenges.

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   Posted 10/6/2011 11:54 PM (GMT -6)   
They diagnosed Gerd.

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   Posted 10/7/2011 12:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to Healing well. Did they prescribe any meds for the GERD? Sometimes it takes a while for the meds to work or you may have to switch meds and find one that does work. Have you been to a GI doctor yet?

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   Posted 10/7/2011 9:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes Sir they said everything was good at the GI Doc . I am trying the Mede will continue to look for something to work thanks bill.

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   Posted 10/8/2011 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning,
Here is some info for you that may help you understand the treatment of GERD when it comes to the medications.

Initial treatments to control heartburn
Over-the-counter treatments that may help control heartburn include:

  • Antacids that neutralize stomach acid. Antacids, such as Maalox, Mylanta, Gelusil, Rolaids and Tums, may provide quick relief. But antacids alone won't heal an inflamed esophagus damaged by stomach acid. Overuse of some antacids can cause side effects, such as diarrhea or constipation.
  • Medications to reduce acid production. Called H-2-receptor blockers, these medications include Pepcid AC, Axid AR or Zantac 25, Zantac 75, Zantac 150. H-2-receptor blockers don't act as quickly as antacids, but they provide longer relief. Stronger versions of these medications are available in prescription form.
  • Medications that block acid production and heal the esophagus. Proton pump inhibitors block acid production and allow time for damaged esophageal tissue to heal. Over-the-counter proton pump inhibitors include Prevacid 24 HR and Prilosec OTC.

Contact your doctor if you need to take these medications two or more times a week or your symptoms are not relieved.

Prescription-strength medications
If heartburn persists despite initial approaches, your doctor may recommend prescription-strength medications, such as:

  • Prescription-strength H-2-receptor blockers. These include prescription-strength  Pepcid, Axid and Zantac.
  • Prescription-strength proton pump inhibitors. Prescription-strength proton pump inhibitors include Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, Protonix, Aciphex and Dexilant. Resource: Mayo Staff


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