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Pain Right Below Sternum (attack)

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 7, 2010
  • 05:43 PM

I have had acid reflux for a long time. It wasn't too bad, i would just eat something heavy during lunch and i would be good for the rest of the day. It all changed when i lost my job and got a job working graves 1:30am - 9:30am. They acid kicked into high gear even though i changed my diet and made sure not to eat hours before bed time. I have started to have these attacks and was wondering if anyone has had the same thing. I have had them a couple of times and know when its going to happen. Here's how it breaks down in minutes.

00 Getting tired and feel drained.
02 Burping having bad smelly gas.
03 Mild nasua, acid reflux
05 Cramping right below sternum (Pain 3-10)
07 Cramping/Pain below sternum (Pain 6-10)
10 Back pain in between my shoulder blades. Feels like my back needs to pop. Whatever position im in is uncomfortable. Almost like my spine is cramping.
12 So nauseated i feel like i need to make myself vomit.
15 Cramping/Pain below sternum (Pain 10-10). It feels like im going to die. Like someone has there hand below my sternum and is squeezing my guts.
17 Cold sweat
25 Cramping/Pain below sternum (Pain 7-10)
30 Cramping/Pain below sternum (Pain 4-10)
35 Cramping and pain is gone. Mild nasua

After i have one of these attacks i feel nauseated for about a week. Usually i eat soup and small portions so i don't upset my stomach. I have tracked what i ate and when i ate it but there is no pattern. I have them about once a month or so. Anyone else experience this?

The only way i can dull the symptoms is to take an Alka-Seltzer within the first two min.

Things im looking into with my doc are Ulcers and Gallstones.

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