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Date Joined Sep 2003
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   Posted 3/18/2007 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
My Dr. said I have gerd from my symtons. have not had a egd done to confirm it, but I get the burning throat, excessive mucous, adominal pains, a lump feeling at the end of my sternum, gas and bloating, burping that is embarassing.

My question is does anyone get left sided rib pain that goes through the center of the breast up to the shoulder. I get this quite often. My ribs feel broken and have a awful lot of gas.

My Dr. said to try to OTC first which I am using gasx. the box says no more 4 in a 24 hour period, can you use more? I tried the Malox max but that gave me "c".

I also have IBS, Diverticulous, Costochondritis, and fibromyalgia but with all this gas I am thinking it is gerd. Any help or opinions would be appreciated.


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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 3/18/2007 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi palmy,
  Welcome to the Boards.
I am not a dr, but it does sound like gerds.
I also suffer from occasional sharp pain under my left breast, that seems to circle right around.  I also have sharp pain between my left shoulder blade and spine.  Sometimes it is a vague sensation, and other times it can be really painful....Sometimes, I tend to feel it more when I take a deep breath.  I am not sure if it is gas, a nerve or what it is....When it acts up, it will be there for a few days, and then slowly decrease.
  I also will get the lump in throat feeling from time to time.  I have had gerds for about 7 months now.  I took otc meds for a few years, until they stopped working.  Now I am on protonix, and I am feeling alot better...I still get symptoms, but not as severe.
  I am glad that you found the board.  It helps to compare symptoms and talk to other people with some of   the same feelings and symtpoms.
Take Care, and hope you feel better soon!   

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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 99
   Posted 3/19/2007 7:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Palmy, your GERD symptoms sound exactly like mine except I get the pain under my right rib. Funny what this condition does to you.

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