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Acid Reflux / GERD Message Board


Acid Reflux / GERD Board Index


Hi 468LC, I also have this pain, left side of chest, radiating down the left arm. I had an EKG and they said it was fine so then diagnosed me with GERD. It can be very frightening because the first thought is a heart attack. (I also have MVP so that is always in the back of my mind. ) But they put me on Aciphex which helped after a few weeks. Once in awhile it will kick up, when I am under a lot of stress. Also have had to give up the daily tea habit which is extremely difficult. As long as your doctor has ruled out heart problems, GERD could be the culprit.
This appears to be quite an old thread, but I too would like to add one to the pile.

I'm only 20, and I started having left side and shoulder pains rather suddenly in class three days ago. I'm not overweight, and I'm generally healthy, except for some GI problems, including GERD and IBS.

I barely managed to walk to student health, where I saw a doctor who told me what this board has helped me confirm, I had a previous diagnosis of GERD, so it was most likely the culprit.

She's suggested a 14 day course of Prilosec. I'm 3 days in, and I'm still having trouble eating ANYTHING. The first two days, I was literally on the floor in pain, today I managed to stay upright while I was eating my only food of the day at work. Hopefully this is actually a trend for improvment and not just a fluke.

I was surprised to learn the bit of physiological trivia that if your diaphram is irratated by stomach acid, it can cause pain in the left shoulder.





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