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    Chest Pain
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    Jayne4694 posted:
    Can GERD cause Crushing Chest Pain. I do have GERD. I take Nexium 40mg 1xday. They want me to take it twice a day but they just aren't understanding it my insurance won't pay for twice a day.

    I have been experiencing crushing chest pain bringing me to my knees, it made me have a car accident and have every test they can think of to say that it is not heart related. Which is great because heart disease runs in my family.

    But could GERD cause crushing chest pain to basically mild chest pain daily to every other day.

    Any suggestions.
    Jayne
     
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    SteveTL replied to SteveTL's response:
    Ooops! I forgot to add that when I get attacked with these symptoms, they are sometimes accompanied by a fit of hiccups making a bad situation worse...
     
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    calgal37 replied to DONNAS77's response:
    Donnas77, you have to sign in to medscape to get to this paper, but it's one example of information that says there are changes to heart beat rates with GERD: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/465828

    Google the issues and you'll find numerous posts on boards from individuals discussing this issue.
     
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    katie006 responded:
    I didn't see where anyone was having a sore throat..Isn't that part of Gerd? I also was concerned about the chest pain..Thanks, Katie
     
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    BillWaters responded:
    Hope you luck on your condition. I had GERD and acid reflux for years and drugs and medications only worked temporarily and did not address the root causese. Today, I have my GERD under control with natural methods that involve simple diet and lifestyle changes. This website helped me a lot:

    http://www.therefluxsolution.com
     
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    madmam730 responded:
    I too have GERD, found out by accident with an asthma attack. Dr. didn't know why I was making "too much stomach acid".I was on nothing by mouth for 2 weeks, but still they were constantly pumping out this extra acid (by nose tubes) thru my nose into my belly. Found out it was Gerd,It started for no reason, Put me on 1 tab of omeprazole daily (same as all the otc stuff) as I had been otc taking Prevacid but it got too expensive for me. I was told to always keep a supply of prevacid in house in case I ran out of my rx, and a lg bottle of maalox to stop an attack if one came. It has happened, I take one prevacid with 2 tablespoons of the maalox and in 15 min, all symptoms are gone. It does feel like a heart attack, been tested with all of them and heart is normal. Glad to hear I am not alone, and now I know it's not just in my head, I need them to turn off the proton pumps in my stomach cos I make too much acid. Very weird.Good luck to all of you.I now watch what I eat, when I eat it, and am trying to lose those few extra pounds too.I carry emergency prevacid in my purse even tho I take my omeprazole each morning, you just never know when it will happen or where you will be when it does.
     
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    madmam730 replied to katie006's response:
    I forgot to mention that the sore throat, chest pain, and even vomitting got so bad when I was rushed in for asthma only to learn it was Gerd...It does cause heart palpatations I did the whole work up and cardiologist finally explained my gerd was out of control and it was scary. I now sleep "very, elevated" also. or it causes trouble too. Keep the "cherry maalox" for emergencies, it works in half an hour even taking reg meds, if you ate wrong foods, or ate too late, even lying flat can bring up the acid. It really is painful but glad Dr. told me about maalox.I got the huge bottle!
     
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    Iceman62 replied to BillWaters's response:
    I'm a 49 year-old man in very good health. I eat fairly well, non-smoker, and exercise 4 days per week but do enjoy my weekend beer. About 5 years ago I had what I thought was a mild heart attack but was determined to be an anxiety attack. I was put on xanax but it did little to help. About 2 years ago, I started experiencing moderate to severe chest pains accompanied by dizziness and sweating and twice went to the hospital for stress tests - both of which came back negative. Over the last 6 months these occurences have increased to an almost daily basis and after an EKG and 24 hour Holter monitor, it was determined, again, there was nothng wrong with my heart. Finally, my doctor suggested it might be heartburn or GERD and put me on Prevacid and/or Maalox for instant relief. The results have been inconsistent. My question is; if it is GERD, would that cause pains in my upper left chest area and just below my left pectoral? Both are usualy accompanied by dizziness and may last several minutes to an hour. Any thoughts?
     
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    blessedmommyx2 replied to sasycat's response:
    Hi Sasycat, I have been experiencing these exact same symptoms and was wondering if you ever found out what was wrong or how your doctors ended up treating your symptoms? I went to the doctor today and they didn't seem to concern with my symptoms? Frustrating!
     
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    Burping responded:
    I think I have finally found the answer to this issue of waking up gasping for air. I have been experiencing this for years and found the solution by accident. My wife and I bought a sleep number bed. A bit on the pricey side but we got the base unit with the Bed that raises your head above your stomach. I raise mine about 8 inches at night. I no longer wake up gasping for air and my excessive belching is gone! Thank the Lord!

    I think that my stomach acid sat in my throat all night long. I rarely tasted acid but I was constantly clearing my throat during the day. Also excessive burping gas gave me pressure that eventually turned into anxiety attacks.

    Guys, all these issues have cleared up. I tried the books under the head of the bed but that wasn't enough height. You do not have to buy a sleep number bed but the cool thing is it bends at the waiste area so you don't slide down the bed at night.

    Anyway, I always had a pact with others....whoever found the answer to this debilitating set of circumstances would post it on the boards for others to benefit from. It only took me about 16 years of suffering but here it is.

    I hope this helps Assuming it does, please do pass this on to other boards to help others and or friends that are suffering from this same issue. God Bless.
     
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    Burping replied to redflorence's response:
    I think I have finally found the answer to this issue of waking up gasping for air. I have been experiencing this for years and found the solution by accident. My wife and I bought a sleep number bed. A bit on the pricey side but we got the base unit with the Bed that raises your head above your stomach. I raise mine about 8 inches at night. I no longer wake up gasping for air and my excessive belching is gone! Thank the Lord!

    I think that my stomach acid sat in my throat all night long. I rarely tasted acid but I was constantly clearing my throat during the day. Also excessive burping gas gave me pressure that eventually turned into anxiety attacks.

    Guys, all these issues have cleared up. I tried the books under the head of the bed but that wasn't enough height. You do not have to buy a sleep number bed but the cool thing is it bends at the waiste area so you don't slide down the bed at night.

    Anyway, I always had a pact with others....whoever found the answer to this debilitating set of circumstances would post it on the boards for others to benefit from. It only took me about 16 years of suffering but here it is.

    I hope this helps Assuming it does, please do pass this on to other boards to help others and or friends that are suffering from this same issue. God Bless.
     
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    Burping replied to XSallyjoX's response:
    I think I have finally found the answer to this issue of waking up gasping for air. I have been experiencing this for years and found the solution by accident. My wife and I bought a sleep number bed. A bit on the pricey side but we got the base unit with the Bed that raises your head above your stomach. I raise mine about 8 inches at night. I no longer wake up gasping for air and my excessive belching is gone! Thank the Lord!

    I think that my stomach acid sat in my throat all night long. I rarely tasted acid but I was constantly clearing my throat during the day. Also excessive burping gas gave me pressure that eventually turned into anxiety attacks.

    Guys, all these issues have cleared up. I tried the books under the head of the bed but that wasn't enough height. You do not have to buy a sleep number bed but the cool thing is it bends at the waiste area so you don't slide down the bed at night.

    Anyway, I always had a pact with others....whoever found the answer to this debilitating set of circumstances would post it on the boards for others to benefit from. It only took me about 16 years of suffering but here it is.

    I hope this helps Assuming it does, please do pass this on to other boards to help others and or friends that are suffering from this same issue. God Bless.
     
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    Burping replied to SteveTL's response:
    I think I have finally found the answer to this issue of waking up gasping for air. I have been experiencing this for years and found the solution by accident. My wife and I bought a sleep number bed. A bit on the pricey side but we got the base unit with the Bed that raises your head above your stomach. I raise mine about 8 inches at night. I no longer wake up gasping for air and my excessive belching is gone! Thank the Lord!

    I think that my stomach acid sat in my throat all night long. I rarely tasted acid but I was constantly clearing my throat during the day. Also excessive burping gas gave me pressure that eventually turned into anxiety attacks.

    Guys, all these issues have cleared up. I tried the books under the head of the bed but that wasn't enough height. You do not have to buy a sleep number bed but the cool thing is it bends at the waiste area so you don't slide down the bed at night.

    Anyway, I always had a pact with others....whoever found the answer to this debilitating set of circumstances would post it on the boards for others to benefit from. It only took me about 16 years of suffering but here it is.

    I hope this helps Assuming it does, please do pass this on to other boards to help others and or friends that are suffering from this same issue. God Bless.
     
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    bdzjones responded:
    I found this post just now, looking up possible disorders my
    boyfriend might have based on his symptoms & i think he might have GERD. He's always had GI problems & i've always said
    has IBS, even tho he denies it. But today, he came home from work & told me that while he was on his way to work today in his van, he had a really wierd burning sensation in his chest & it got hard for him to breath & felt very weak & dizzy. This is the 1st time this burning has ever happened. But recently he's been having alot of syptoms like gas, stomach pains & nausea. He never drinks alcohol & he drank some wine coolers the other night & around 3 am woke up sweating, nauseous & stomach pains. He gets this when he eats & drinks certain things occationally, but hasn't had an "episode" in a while. now that with the burning sensation in his chest. i think he might have GERD. since he doesn't have insurance or a doctor, we can't go see anyone. but we are going to get him insurance tog et this figured out. in the mean time, i'm really glad i read from you guys that prilosec OTC help, so he can take that until we get in to see a doctor. thanks everyone for your comments. it really helped !
     
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    cathyl61 replied to redflorence's response:
    I use a generic of Nexium that's over the counter. It's omeprazole magnesium. It's probavly not the same strength but it helps me immensly
     
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    salt77 replied to sasycat's response:
    the first thing to happen after surgery of that kind is your gallbladder it happened to me and the surgery was not a success for me either.


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