Hiya all, my names Lynne and I've had severe stomach pain and acid burn affecting the whole of my rib cage and back for over six months. When it's really severe I feel faint and find it hard to breath. Have been on nexium and ranitidine and liquid antacid between meals to get me through the day. One thing that is really worrying me is that my stomach feels bruised and lumpy like if there's a big lumpy tissue there to my left side of my stomach down to my belly button. Is this part of GERD. I have never felt so ill in all my life.