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Chest Pain/Disconfort since May 2019

Chronic Pain | Last Active: Jun 19, 2021 | Replies (15)

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Burning chest in the morning

Hi all,

I have been waking up every morning with my chest or deeper within the chest hurting me. Its a burning sensation, which triggers coughing in the morning. Sometimes when still asleep and I turn round and trigger a stretch of my chest I feel like my chest is on fire or its being ripped out.. I give it a few seconds not moving and breath faster and it goes away. I have no Idea what it is, I went to the GP and he told me its an imflammation of the muscle where it merges to the bone? Anyways.. If someone can help me out or point me in the right direction it would be great.. I also thought it could be GERDS?

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@1006 – Good morning. Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I hope that you had a better night's sleep last night. I get that burning feeling too and I have GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a digestive disorder that affects the ring of muscle between your esophagus and your stomach. This ring is called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). If you have it, you may get heartburn or acid indigestion.) The ring, to my knowledge, is a valve that opens and closes when you eat. If it doesn't close all the way that's when the acid in your stomach (yucky, hurtful fluid and gases) comes back up and you can have a terrible taste in your mouth.

If you have only gone to your PCP about this you might want to get some testing done by a Gastroenterologist to make sure that the burning isn't from something more serious. You could also try some tums to see if it helps until you have an answer. If it is a muscle attachment tear (exercise, heavy lifting?) then I would go to an Orthopedic doctor.

Did your doctor suggest doing anything about the burning?

@1006 Waking up to a burning chest every morning is certainly something to explore.

You'll notice that I moved your question to an existing discussion. I did this so you could connect with members who have gone through something similar. It looks like mentor @merpreb already responded. Below I have linked a separate discussion that may also be of interest to you, as it relates to GERD and chest pain.

– Severe chest tightness when waking up every morning https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/severe-chest-tightness-when-waking-up-every-morning/

May I ask if you were referred for any testing or specialists?