I have had GERD and been on Aciphex for about 4 years now and for the most part it does a good job of keeping my Heartburn under control, but every once in a while, usually if I eat too much, I will get HB really bad. The pain is intense and usually starts out in my chest under my ribcage and then it will move to my back in between my shoulder blades. I find that taking a hot shower and letting the water run on my back helps a little. After it finally goes away I feel absolutely exhausted.
Last night I think I ate a little too much and got heartburn REALLY bad. It hurt so bad I felt like I couldn't breathe. I managed to get the worst of it to calm down after about an hour by taking about 6 Rolaids and some Mylanta, however all through the night and even today I still have a dull nagging pain in my back. I didn't sleep very well and am really tired and bloated today. One odd symptom I have never experience before though, my lower back was hurting really bad almost like menstrual cramps (but not) and sorry if TMI, but my urine is a dark orangeish yellow and cloudy.
So I guess my questions are:
1. Anyone else get pain in between your shoulder blades with GERD? If so, what helps you make it feel better?
2. Anyone else get lower back pain?
3. Anyone else get dark orangeish yellow and cloudy urine the next day after an attack?
I would appreciate your feedback. Thanks!
Boyfriend has UC. Dx'd 1/16/07.
Mom has Fibromyalgia. Dx'd 7 years ago.
Just looking for support and ways to help them.