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Length of GERD pain during episode
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Fisherville posted:
I am trying to adjust to having GERD. I get terrible chest pain that lasts hours. Or it will subside for awhile and then return. It is at the top of my chest so I assume it's esphogeal. Is this common to GERD? It doesn't matter what I eat, Pepcid helps only a little and GasX only a little. I get this about an hour after eating and then have it for hours. It is very sharp pain with lots of burping.
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calgal37 responded:
Fisherville, it does sound a lot like what might be described as esophageal spasms. For something like that you should be talking to your doctor or GI person. There are meds that can help, but it sounds like your GERD isn't being well-controlled. Call and get an appointment to figure out what medications can help. And be sure to consider a change in diet and lifestyle modifications that can also give you a hand in trying to handle the problem.


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