Chest Pain

Posted by khanmuheet @khanmuheet, Sun, Jan 20 3:05am

I feel pain in the middle of my upper chest from last 2 month when i cough, sneeze, move my body parts, lie down and when i press the area where i feel pain. I already consult cardiologist and he done ECG for my heat and the report is OK and there is no problem in heart.

Hi @khanmuheet, welcome to Connect. I'm glad to hear that there appears to be no problem with your heart causing the chest pain. Are you now looking into possible GI (gastrointestinal) issues that may be causing the pain? Is that why you posted to the Digestive Health group?

Thank you very much for your suggestion. Is it possible that the pain cause by Sternum or by lungs ?

Have you seen a doctor yet other than the cardiologist who confirmed the pain wasn’t heart related? Years ago I had terrible chest pain and went to the ER thinking it was a heart attack. After doing the EKG and blood tests indicating it wasn’t a heart attack, they gave me a cup of what they called “GI cocktail”—which was an antacid.
The pain was gone within a few minutes. ER doc said they have many patients come in with the same condition thinking it is a heart attack. That was the beginning of my long road with acid reflux and many meds to control it.

I've been having sever chest pains for months I do have sever acid reflux 6 stomach ulcers and a hintal hernia..This last week I had chest pain and my left arm was aching but the chest pain has been hanging on for days now so I'm sure not heart related I've been to the er alot and it's never heart related I also had a heart catheterzation done in 2016 which they said every thing looked good no blockages at all just a false positive non stress test .I've been on every medication there is for gerd and nothing helps I take nausea meds everyday I would love to have one day I'm not feeling sick ..I've had the scope done and the dr said I was a great candidate for the acid reflux surgery but the gastrointestinal says no just diet I don't hardly ever eat cause I'm tired of being sick so I don't know what diet would help …Just wondering if anyone has been through this?or if anyone has any suggestions ? Thanks so much

@williams50

I've been having sever chest pains for months I do have sever acid reflux 6 stomach ulcers and a hintal hernia..This last week I had chest pain and my left arm was aching but the chest pain has been hanging on for days now so I'm sure not heart related I've been to the er alot and it's never heart related I also had a heart catheterzation done in 2016 which they said every thing looked good no blockages at all just a false positive non stress test .I've been on every medication there is for gerd and nothing helps I take nausea meds everyday I would love to have one day I'm not feeling sick ..I've had the scope done and the dr said I was a great candidate for the acid reflux surgery but the gastrointestinal says no just diet I don't hardly ever eat cause I'm tired of being sick so I don't know what diet would help …Just wondering if anyone has been through this?or if anyone has any suggestions ? Thanks so much

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Hi Williams 50, my name is Lucy and I had a Nissen Fundoplication done on 8-17-18. I failed all reflux testing that is done pre-op which makes you a candidate for the surgery. the tests are a ph study and manometry study. I failed on all PPI's as well. I struggled with gerd, chest pain, etc. I felt good post op for about 4 months but the chest pressure and pain snuck back and now it is the same as it was pre op. I am getting an EGD (endoscopy scope) done on 1-23-19. I also had to be hospitalized on 1-12-19 for severe nausea, bloating and they thought I had a bowel obstruction (you can't burp or throw up after a Nissen). They had to decompress my stomach by putting an NG tube down and getting all the air out of my stomach. I am 55 y/o, weigh 100lbs, and go to the gym 3-4 times a week. I don't know what is going on now but I wonder if I should have ever had the procedure done. I am also an RN who works in the inpatient endoscopy department at a local hospital. I am not sure we can communicate by personal email. Do you know whether we can or not?
Sincerely, lucy

@lceresi

Hi Williams 50, my name is Lucy and I had a Nissen Fundoplication done on 8-17-18. I failed all reflux testing that is done pre-op which makes you a candidate for the surgery. the tests are a ph study and manometry study. I failed on all PPI's as well. I struggled with gerd, chest pain, etc. I felt good post op for about 4 months but the chest pressure and pain snuck back and now it is the same as it was pre op. I am getting an EGD (endoscopy scope) done on 1-23-19. I also had to be hospitalized on 1-12-19 for severe nausea, bloating and they thought I had a bowel obstruction (you can't burp or throw up after a Nissen). They had to decompress my stomach by putting an NG tube down and getting all the air out of my stomach. I am 55 y/o, weigh 100lbs, and go to the gym 3-4 times a week. I don't know what is going on now but I wonder if I should have ever had the procedure done. I am also an RN who works in the inpatient endoscopy department at a local hospital. I am not sure we can communicate by personal email. Do you know whether we can or not?
Sincerely, lucy

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Hi @lceresi and @williams50, welcome to Connect.
Lucy, we recommend not sharing personal contact information in a public online forum. We don't want you to get unwanted spam as a result. Instead we recommend using the private message functionality. However, I would like to point out that by sharing on the forum, your messages benefit many and we can all learn from each other.

@jackiem95

Have you seen a doctor yet other than the cardiologist who confirmed the pain wasn’t heart related? Years ago I had terrible chest pain and went to the ER thinking it was a heart attack. After doing the EKG and blood tests indicating it wasn’t a heart attack, they gave me a cup of what they called “GI cocktail”—which was an antacid.
The pain was gone within a few minutes. ER doc said they have many patients come in with the same condition thinking it is a heart attack. That was the beginning of my long road with acid reflux and many meds to control it.

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Yes i seen two time with General Physician and 2 time with cardiologist. GP refer me to cardiologist and the cardiologist told me that is acid reflex and he gave me Ranitidine and that was not helpful to me, my condition is same and the pain is little increase.

@khanmuheet

Yes i seen two time with General Physician and 2 time with cardiologist. GP refer me to cardiologist and the cardiologist told me that is acid reflex and he gave me Ranitidine and that was not helpful to me, my condition is same and the pain is little increase.

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Hi @khanmuheet and welcome to Mayo Connect!
I am sorry to hear about your chest pain. Not finding any relief can certainly be frustrating.

If you are comfortable sharing more, how was the acid reflux diagnosed? Did you have an upper endoscopy?

I'm also wondering, in addition to the Ranitidine, were you given any suggestions for adjusting your diet? I'm thinking about eating smaller, more frequent meals that are low in spices, fat content, etc.? These dietary factors are as important as the medicine.

Also, did you have a chest x-ray?

@williams50

I've been having sever chest pains for months I do have sever acid reflux 6 stomach ulcers and a hintal hernia..This last week I had chest pain and my left arm was aching but the chest pain has been hanging on for days now so I'm sure not heart related I've been to the er alot and it's never heart related I also had a heart catheterzation done in 2016 which they said every thing looked good no blockages at all just a false positive non stress test .I've been on every medication there is for gerd and nothing helps I take nausea meds everyday I would love to have one day I'm not feeling sick ..I've had the scope done and the dr said I was a great candidate for the acid reflux surgery but the gastrointestinal says no just diet I don't hardly ever eat cause I'm tired of being sick so I don't know what diet would help …Just wondering if anyone has been through this?or if anyone has any suggestions ? Thanks so much

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Hi sorry you are not feeling well. I also have had your symptoms. I had all of the tests also. I was diognost Functional Dyspepsia. I was given anti depression acid meds etc . Through this sight someone turned me on to a over the counter med called a FDguard. It is all natural made up of two main oils. Peppermint and one other it works wonders. Take two in the am and to before you go to sleep.you after a couple of days start processing food better and you can burp again. Look on line, they sell it on Amozon or CVS ,Walgreens. Good luck and keep a positive attitude. Mayo Clinic supports this treatment!

@lvon

Hi sorry you are not feeling well. I also have had your symptoms. I had all of the tests also. I was diognost Functional Dyspepsia. I was given anti depression acid meds etc . Through this sight someone turned me on to a over the counter med called a FDguard. It is all natural made up of two main oils. Peppermint and one other it works wonders. Take two in the am and to before you go to sleep.you after a couple of days start processing food better and you can burp again. Look on line, they sell it on Amozon or CVS ,Walgreens. Good luck and keep a positive attitude. Mayo Clinic supports this treatment!

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Thanks for the input about FDguard. Interesting. I don’t know anything about your condition of functional dyspepsia. I have GERD and have always been warned away by doctors from anything containing peppermint as it is supposed to be a trigger for reflux. I will check further into this supplement.

@khanmuheet

Yes i seen two time with General Physician and 2 time with cardiologist. GP refer me to cardiologist and the cardiologist told me that is acid reflex and he gave me Ranitidine and that was not helpful to me, my condition is same and the pain is little increase.

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I was on randine too for 2 yrs after my colonstamy. Had majir problem . had cardigest problems as well. Got on nexuim and off the randine help so much. And no over the counter tums roliaids or any anti med make it worse

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