Hello Janice! Welcome to healingwell. I am happy you found us, but sorry you are suffering!
The pain you are describing could be a number of things. I sometimes hate the thought of saying chest pain is GERD, because along with GERD, it could always be heart related, or a good number of other things.
When is the last time you had a physical by your doctor? Do you have any heart problems in your family, or yourself? I just don't want to be too laid back when it comes to someones heart.
It could be the GERD causing it, but I am not sure I have ever heard of it being as severe as you described.
Did you do anything to pull a muscle in your chest? Costochondritis is another thought. Did it hurt when you pressed on the area? That would be something to think about too. Another thought is your gallbladder...Classic gallbladder attacks consist of right upper quadrant abdominal pain which is pain just under the rib cage on the right side. The pain often radiates around the abdomen to the back and is associated with nausea and sometimes vomiting. The pain is severe and lasts from 30 minutes to several hours. Often this is followed by less intense soreness in the area that lasts for a day or so.
So, I guess the bottom line here is, yes, your pain COULD be from GERD, among many other things...things I didn't even list here. The best advice I can give you is this...IF IN DOUBT, CHECK IT OUT!
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