A 44-year-old female asked:
significant burning midway between sternum & naval, radiating into mid-back. took 4 tums (calcium carbonate) extrastrength. what else can i take, esp for back pain?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Laura Anissian answered
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Burning: Do you have stomach pain, and signs of reflux? If the Tums (calcium carbonate) helped, then this would support a diagnosis of heartburn, reflux. You can also, if so is case, try ranitidine or see your MD for further help and confirmation of the diagnosis.
Answered on Jun 2, 2016
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