Burning where top of right breast meets sternum and center of chest at breastline. Just started protonix (pantoprazole).Is this my GERD or cardiac? PCP says heart ok.
Likely GERD. If your PCP did an evaluation on you and has cleared you from a cardiac possibility, then it is most likely GERD. You should take the Protonix (pantoprazole) daily as prescribed. If no relief in 4-8 weeks after taking it, then consider speaking to your doctor again about further evaluation. Best wishes.
I had heart cath last july and it was fine. I still get pain in mid back, sides and chest. I take protonix (pantoprazole). If not heart or GERD could it be stress? If not that then what?
Pain. There are multiple reasons for your pain and you have either ruled out or are treating two of the most concerning. Another cause of pain you are describing is musculoskeletal, so follow with your primary physician for further evaluation. Read more...