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    Chest Pain
    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.
    suzheart10 replied to dmorr00n's response:
    have it also 1 1/12 now. im on meds and take advil for pain, but i do not have the burning part jus pain, burping, exercising makes it hurt more, so my working out is limited and I hate it. I try not et it get to me but it does sometimes I will try Nexium thanks
    suzheart10 replied to tonyh's response:
    hi, how are you doing now, me the same not much change, chest pain, burping but no burning like regular heartburn, im on meds and take advil for chest pain,
    suzheart10 replied to RohailPro's response:
    thank you for replying and info i will try this,
    suzheart10 replied to Dave1964's response:
    read your postand know its old but how are you doing, i am having the same thing for last two years , some days great and some bad . my systems are the same please reply thanks you
    suzheart10 replied to mollybduncan's response:
    how are you feeling i have the same thing and i hate it had all the test , er, doc, gastro doc, cardiologist, ent doc, all say gerd and i cant get better on meds as well, please help with advise
    evelynreeves responded:
    I suffer from GERD for more than 15 years, I have had 3 or 4 endoscopies, taken antibiotics for Pylori 2 times. Now they prescribed me antibiotics again.
    This is it! I am going to change my eating habits and consult FunctionalMedicine in my area. I do not want to take antibiotics again, or depend on antacids to control my acid production.
    There must be something else, that works, something that we eat or our life style is making us sick. We the people! should do something. Don't give up!,
    heart1221 replied to redflorence's response:
    I have scleroderma and acid reflux bad, I get muscle spasm in my esophagus, I have a thing I do to help this, I do breathing exercises when it occurs, slow deep breaths in and slowly let out and it starts to ease the pain, like meditation. It find that I don't get it often but soda can trigger it or cheeses, also smoking. I take nexium. I am going to try probiotics for a few months, some people say it relieves it for what I read about reviews.
    heart1221 replied to calgal37's response:
    One night I had pains so bad because of acid reflux in my chest 911 was called and they gave me medicine for heart patients and bought me to the hospital, I was there for 2 days, they ran test and said it was spasm's and let me go the next day to have the test done and drink that nasty chaulk stuff.
    An_257162 responded:
    I have been on some type of GERD meds for over 35 years. Starting with Prilosec through Nexium, aciphex and protonix, I've experienced chest pain on almost a daily basis. I have found, from another board something which eliminates my chest pain. I have been drinking Kefir for the last 2 months and have not had any chest pain. For those who are experiencing chest pain from the GERD medications, I would recommend you try Kefir. It is made from either milk or water and is kind of like a watery yogurt. You can find it at Walmart or Whole Foods and probably most other grocery stores. If it works for you, you can make your own. Google Kefir to find Kefir grains to start your own culture. I
    suzheart10 replied to heart1221's response:
    I have reflux and feels like spams but not sure.. what do they feel like ???
    perrywinkle28 replied to suzheart10's response:
    Hello, I have spasms aswell. It feels like a bubble in the center of my chest that ripples , sometimes very minor, but other times strong and leaves pain afterwords . Mine is mostly in the same spot right where my esophagus meets my stomach , but other times it's higher up towards my throat. Stressful situations sometimes triggers it or it can just come out of the blue sometimes scary. I also have chest pain and light headedness on occasion. Reading these other posts lets me know I'm not alone. I do have a suggestion for the chest pain, I rub joint rubs on my chest like Tigerbalm , the wife doesn't like it , but it does relieve the discomfort for awhile. Thankyou all for your posts and good luck.
    nanatexas replied to perrywinkle28's response:
    I feel ya its no fun and it seems like when its bad it runs for weeks and then lets up a little.
    I was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia in 1996 and scoped in 2001.
    Docs here just want o scope me again and I am not wanting that again
    I suffer and I wish something would help
    ladireds responded:
    I am 39 and have been suffering with crushing chest pains, tingliy fingers and arms, extreme pressure from stomach up to neck, sometimes feeling like i am being choked. I continously have rushed to emergency room, been to physician thining i am having heart attacks, and everytime they run all kinds of tests and my heart is normal. They diagnosed GERD. I have been on medication and monitoring my diet and i still go through the symptoms everyday, It is very scary to me and my family and very painful. Wishing you lots of luck on finding a suitable treatment.
    verywierd replied to ladireds's response:
    I have the same thing. Intense chest pains going all the way to the back, neck, and left arm. I have been diagnosed with IBS but none of the prescribed medications helped with the pain.

    However, I find that Turmeric capsules, plus Imodium (Loperamide) help. When you take either (or both) you start burping within a short time and if you sit still for a moment you start to feel better. Not a cure, but it does help with the pain.

    Oddly enough, in an emergency, gulping down Diet Coke or similar helps a bit by making you burp.

    I emphasise that these work for ME. I cannot say if your experience will be the same.
    sjmmiles replied to verywierd's response:
    From reading all of the posts: I have experience just recently the same symptoms. I never had this to happen to me before. I went to the emergency room due to shortness of breath and chest pain, even had a episode in the ER where I throat closed. They perform 3 EKGS. X-ray and MRI and found nothing. Said my heart was fine and diagnose me with GERD. I still suffer with this and at times it happen all of a certain without warning. It is scary especially the chest pains and closing of the throat. They told me the acid had gotten into my esophagus causing Bronchospasm. Is there no cure for this disease?

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