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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

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

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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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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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