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Is this heartburn/acid reflux?
« on: February 25, 2014, 06:32:18 PM »
I feel heat in my chest, throat and at the back of my mouth.

My anxiety often causes me burning sensations in my skin, but usually only on my upper back and the back of my neck. It feels kind of similar but I've never had it on my chest before. I went to the doctors yesterday to make sure my chest infection hadn't returned. He said I was fine - would he have heard an acid reflux with his stethoscope? Sorry if that's a stupid question.

I don't feel nauseous or any churning in my stomach. I feel like this is probably my anxiety (I've had a bad weekend, long story,) but I wanted to check first. It's been on and off for a while but become worse the last few days - I thought it was an infection as it flared up sometimes even when not anxious.
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Re: Is this heartburn/acid reflux?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2014, 06:38:04 PM »
Sounds like heartburn to me!   Doesn't necessarily have to be anxiety, could have been what you ate.  I never equated the 2 until I read things people posted on here, and then it seemed to explain why if I take a Pepcid I kind of relax! (someone on this board said the 2 feed off of each other)  You do not have to feel anxious to have symptoms.
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Re: Is this heartburn/acid reflux?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2014, 06:40:05 PM »
Could be anxiety, could be acid reflux. Wait a week and if it doesn't get better see a doctor. You will probably get some PPIs for acid if it is that.
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Re: Is this heartburn/acid reflux?
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2014, 07:06:30 PM »
That's classic reflux symptoms. Eat some Tums and try to relax :/
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Re: Is this heartburn/acid reflux?
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2014, 08:32:02 PM »
(And no, you can't hear reflux with a stethoscope.)  :winking0008:
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Re: Is this heartburn/acid reflux?
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2014, 09:45:40 PM »
Thanks guys. I am out of tums but will get some tomorrow. I feel a little better - I'm starting to think that it probably is AF, probably exacerbated by anxiety. I have read that artificial sugar can cause it so I will go back to regular sugar and hope that that will help.
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Re: Is this heartburn/acid reflux?
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2014, 09:51:49 PM »
I have gerd and my acid reflux feels just like that.  Someone's even chest tightness.  It's scary.  And anxiety makes it worse.   Prilosec OTC works good for me. It takes a few days to start working though.  Good luck.
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Re: Is this heartburn/acid reflux?
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2014, 12:51:02 AM »
Anxiety causes all sorts of wonderful stuff to flare up.. but yea, sounds like heartburn to me. Mine started months before my anxiety got real bad.
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Re: Is this heartburn/acid reflux?
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2014, 06:48:23 AM »
I just woke up and first thing I felt was the heat rush up to my throat. I had to sit up in bed to get it to go down. I haven't even eaten anything yet. :( This is horrible.
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Re: Is this heartburn/acid reflux?
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2014, 06:52:52 AM »
Lift your pillow when sleeping (put smth under it), it should help.
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