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Chest tightness around and below breastbone

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  • Posted By: lhinton
  • February 6, 2007
  • 02:28 PM

I am miserable. Have had a major problem on and off for a month with tightness in the middle of my chest around my breastbone accompanied by heartburn, including a sticking feeling behind or just below the breastbone. both upper middle abdomen and have constant periods of belching, sometimes this provides relief, sometimes not, had one bad spell of a really severe back pain in my upper back upon laying in the recliner last week. Am dealing with alot of upper back tightness. Had a EKG two weeks ago and this stuff was going on then and the EKG showed fine. I have been sitting constantly with a rigid tightened up abdomen for at least this a month. I watch what I eat as I have digestive problems anyway. I am only 47 and do not eat alot of stuff loaded with cholesterol, no fried foods. I am terrified to death that this is heart related even though the EKG two weeks ago showed fine. Can reflux cause these symptoms??? Thanks.

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