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Bad abdomen pain, back pain, breathlessness. What is causing this?

Thanks. I have been waking up at night with bad pain and pressure in the upper abdomen about 3 times a week for about 2 months. I also have some lower back pain and trouble getting enough air into my lungs. Acid reducers, such as alka selzer, work for a little while. But the pain comes back. The pain was so bad this morning I was about to have my husband bring me to the ER. Then we did the alka selzer and I had relief for about an hour. Then the pain gradually started to come back.
Asked On : Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi welcome to Health care magic forum.

Thanks for choosing H.C.M.F.

You are waking up with bad pain and pressure in upper abdomen since 2 months.Lower back pain and air hunger.

It appears that you have gastric hyperacidity , or sleep apnoea , due to some silent heart problem, and back ache could be due to spondylosis or gastric pain it self.

I advise you to consult a physician for diagnosis and treatment.You may have to go for gastroscopy, E.C.G. besides other routine tests for confermation.

Wishing for a quick recovery.

Best regards.
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Ultrasonography will diagnose pancreas or gall bladder problem...
Upper GI endoscopy will diagnose oesophagus, stomach and duodenum...
An ECG is a routine in such cases..

See a Gastro-enterologist.
In the mean time, Proton Pump Inhibitors like omeperazole and anti-spasmodic can help...

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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