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Chest Pressure and Burps

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 18, 2006
  • 01:23 AM


I have had chest pressure and constant burping for 2 weeks straight!!! I sleep fine and sometimes feel better when I lay down. Doc gave me 150 Zantac twice a day but still nothing seems to change. Can't get into an GI doc until Dec. 13th!!!!AHHAAA!!!

Any thoughts???? Or experiences...
This chest pain is like weighted and pressure and the burps don't have any acid or burning...just air burps..


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  • Sounds like you may have bacterial infection called h.pylori which is characterized by excessive burping. This bug requires strong antibiotics and anti-acid medications as it thrives in the highly acidic folds of the stommach lining. You can be tested easily by a blood test (pin to the finger) for initial antibodies. If detected, you'll be placed on antibiotics and it should clear in 2-3 weeks though you may see results as soon as 2 days.Note: blood test will be useless if ever you catch this bug again since anti-bodies will be present throught lifetime. So if you do suspect 2nd infection a breath test is required.Hope this helps and make sure to read up on h.pylori and mention it to your doc.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 5, 2006
    • 07:24 PM
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  • i have chest pressure and excessive burping and when i lie down it gets worth with panic like shortness of breath
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