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Abdominal pain, blocked throat, pain on arms, ears. Diagnosed acid reflux. Nerve problem?

Hello, I am a thirty three year old male. For the past three years I have had severe upper abdominal pain. When the pain triggers, my throat feels like it is closing, I get pain in my arms' and my ears start to ring. My stomach seems to swell during the pain. It lasts from a few hours to days at a time. I have been diagnosed with mild acid reflux. I have had a echocardiogram and a nuclear stress test and both came back good. Am I suffering some type of nerve problem?
Asked On : Thu, 2 May 2013
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As such acid reflux doesnt happen because of nerve damage, it happens because a the sphincter between your stomach and esophagus isnt functioning properly which is causing acid from your stomach to reach your esophagus. It is this which causes the burning and pain sensation that you have.
I believe the reason your doctor ordered an echocardiogram was because he/she wanted to rule out any chances of the heart being involved.
I am sure you're doctor has prescribed you with a proton pump inhibitor like omeprazole as well given you advice on other lifestyle changes that will help you.
So rest assured, the the acid reflux is not because of any nerve problems.
I hope this helped answer your question.
Answered: Thu, 2 May 2013
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