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Have gerd, costochondritis symptoms are burning throat like something is stuck and chest discomfort, med not working great Nexium (esomeprazole) and Pepcid any sugg?

Have gerd, costochondritis symptoms are burning throat like something is stuck and chest discomfort,  med not working great Nexium (esomeprazole) and Pepcid any sugg?

?endoscopy: Gerd can burning in throat and chest discomfort as well as causing food to get caught in esophagus. Costochondritis is inflammation of junction of ribs with cartilage in front of chest along the side of sternum. Usually tenderness to touch and pain with movement but not burning in throat. You need to see G-I doctor since meds not working. You may need someone to look down the esophagus. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


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I feel like sometimes acid comes till my throat and I have burning sensation. Do i suffer from gerd?

I feel like sometimes acid comes till my throat and I have burning sensation. Do i suffer from gerd?

Very possibly: With these symptoms, you could suffer from gerd. Please see your doctor for evaluation and help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have been having pain between shoulder blades mainly on right side and the last two days have felt burning in the back of my throat. Gerds? Cancer?

I have been having pain between shoulder blades mainly on right side and the last two days have felt burning in the back of my throat. Gerds? Cancer?

Esophagus: It is possible that you are having some esophageal dysfunction causing interscapular discomfort and reflux. Occasionally gall bladder problems can cause similar symptoms. Discuss this with your physician if symptoms persist. In the meantime taking prilosec May help. ...Read more

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Never really get gerd.Have reflux symptoms for 4days(throat burning&burping)meds haven't worked. It making me nervous because I never had it this long?

Never really get gerd.Have reflux symptoms for 4days(throat burning&burping)meds haven't worked. It making me nervous because I never had it this long?

GERD: Hello and Welcome to HealthTap, you may be having more progressive disease now or gastritis, I need more information, if you are interested we can talk about it, for now I would suggest avoiding spicy , sweet and hit good, don't lay down within 2 hrs after having a meal. I hope it helps! Thanks :) ...Read more

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Pain between shoulder blades mostly right side, burning in throat for days, bad taste in mouth, feeling of something in throat. Gerds?

Pain between shoulder blades mostly right side, burning in throat for days, bad taste in mouth, feeling of something in throat. Gerds?

Probably: If you have pain radiation to the scapula and bitter taste in the mouth called water brash and burning in the throat it is very possible you may have reflux. Try adjusting your diet and changing your lifestyle which in most cases will affect and reduce reflux, additionally you should see your primary, antacids and /or medications such as prilosec can be trailed for symptom control initially. ...Read more

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I am 2 1/2 years post grny and have woken up with extreme GERD symptoms a handful of times: mouthful of bile, burning from stomach to throat? Normal?

I am 2 1/2 years post grny and have woken up with extreme GERD symptoms a handful of times: mouthful of bile, burning from stomach to throat? Normal?

Call your surgeon: Assuming grny is a gastric bypass, it would be unusual to have bile in your mouth due to the type of intestinal reconstruction. Heartburn and ulcers are more common, and all of the above could turn in to something more serious, so you should follow up with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Have GERD Is ranitidine better than Nexium (esomeprazole) and Pepcid to help take away burning stuck feeling in throat.

 Have GERD Is ranitidine better than Nexium (esomeprazole) and Pepcid to help take away burning stuck feeling in throat.

There is no one best: medication for GERD. the best med will be the one that you & your doc find helps you the best, with the fewest side effects. ranitidine is an H2 blocker, as is pepcid; while nexium (esomeprazole) is a "PPI" or proton pump inhibitor. it seems unlikely, that if a PPI + an H2 blocker is not fully effective now, that an H2 blocker alone (ranitidine) would be effective. review ur sxs w/ ur MD to find the best tx 4 u! ...Read more

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Can anxiety/stress cause GERD or reflux-like symptoms such as feeling of gas or burning sensations in the throat?

Reflux: Yes, anxiety and stress have been shown to worsen reflux. There are certain foods that can make reflux worse, too, like spicy foods and greasy foods. If you have reflux that causes heartburn, it is also possible that your reflux might get all the way up to the level of your throat and your voice box. When it get this high in your throat, we call it laryngopharyngeal reflux. Should see your dr. ...Read more

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Sometimes i feel like a really bad burning sensation from my chest upto my throat? Is this heart burn? Someone told me 'gerd' what's that?

Sometimes i feel like a really bad burning sensation from my chest upto my throat? Is this heart burn? Someone told me 'gerd' what's that?

Yes is GERD: Most probably the symptoms worse at night while lying down and you may wake up coughing. Need to identify food that worse symptoms. Common ones: coffee, sodas, acid fruits and juices, smoking, tomatoes, spice foods etc. Go to reflux.Org; avoid large meal specially before going to bed. Loose weigh if overweight; do not drink; avoid tight cloths. If continue with symptoms see your doctor. ...Read more

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Gerd not responding to Prilosec or protonix (pantoprazole).....Burning in chest, back throat. Could this be something else?Will i ever be able to get off a ppi?

Gerd not responding to Prilosec or protonix (pantoprazole).....Burning in chest, back throat. Could this be something else?Will i ever be able to get off a ppi?

Hopefully: If you are significantly overwight, your chances of getting off ppi drugs will be helped by weight loss and multiple small meals rather than a couple of large ones. Avoidance of alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, and anticholinergic drugs can help too. ...Read more

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Can Xanax (alprazolam) XR or Lexapro cause gerd? Was treated for sob & throat tightness w/ppis before due to gerd. Started new meds & symptoms are back + burning.

Can Xanax (alprazolam) XR or Lexapro cause gerd? Was treated for sob & throat tightness w/ppis before due to gerd. Started new meds & symptoms are back + burning.

Medication effects: I understand your distress. Side effect of Lexapro may be GERD and Anxiety which can cause GERD Side effect of Xanax (alprazolam) XR can be abdominal distress See Gastroenterologist for Diagnosis of reoccurrence of symptoms, new meds; and Treatment. Discuss with Psychiatrist: •Diagnosis •Benefits and side effects of Lexapro and Xanax (alprazolam) XR •Decreasing the dose •Therapy for stresses to develop coping skills ...Read more

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Bad gerd, i wake up choking on my stomach acid &, burning my throat, the acid gets in my lungs. What can I do when this happens? I take Pepcid (famotidine) at bed

Take precautions: Prevent , regurgitation . Your supper eat light , do not go to bed immediately after eating give 3 to 4 hr gap . When you sleep do not lie flat , use 2 pillows , do not drink or smoke before bed time, take your medications in few is intractable may need anti-reflux procedure . Speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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GERD or acid reflux? I have been waking up with burning in throat and sour taste in mouth for days. All heart tests are ok.

GERD or acid reflux? I have been waking up with burning in throat and sour taste in  mouth for days. All heart tests are ok.

Acid Reflux: Your symptoms are typical for acid reflux. When lying horizontal, the reflux worsens. Try to not eat anything within 2 hours of retiring. Sometimes elevating the head of the bed by propping up the front legs with blocks can help. Anti acids like Mylanta can provide some relief as can over the counter medications like Nexium (esomeprazole) and Prilosec. If the symptoms persist, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can GERD increase heart rate shortly after eating? I've had clear ecgs/echos despite palpitations and throat-burning. Omeprazole has little/no effect.

Can GERD increase heart rate shortly after eating? I've had clear ecgs/echos despite palpitations and throat-burning. Omeprazole has little/no effect.

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Constant chest burning mid chest somewhere between breastbone and neck. All cardiac workups good. Doesn't feel like heartburn. Is GERD possible?

Yes: Burning chest pain with neg heart studies and no cardiovascular risk factor is gerd until proven otherwise. Change your diet and avoid food that trigger the chest pain like coffee, sodas, fatty fry food, spicy/hot food, acid fruits, broccoli, garlic, onions etc. Loose weight if overweight, avoid tight clothes, don't eat 2h before going to bed, eat 6 smaller meals a day, exercise. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more