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Serious pain in lower heart. Experiencing burping. No help with gas medicines. Suggestions?

I have had serious pain in my lower heart area. I am a 43 year old woman. I have experienced burping ( alot) and woke this morning still in pain. I ve taken tums, gas X, and today, previcid. I think I am starting to get worried. Most web site are pointing to heart burn or GURT. I ve no insurance at the moment so I am hesitant to go to the E.R. Thank you, Darby
Asked On : Thu, 28 Feb 2013
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Gastroenterologist 's  Response
Hello, darb,
If you have any strong family history of heart problems, high blood pressure
high cholesterol or diabetes, we have to rule out impending heart attack or

coronary heart disese with "Angina" which could lead to heart attack. If none

of these are present , you most likely have GERD (Gastro-esophageal-Reflux-Disease)

Avoid excess caffeine , don't drink alcohol , quit smoking if you are one.

Avoid excess milk and cheese etc. because that can make the acid condition worse.

Prevacid is a good drug. The way you take it is important. If you have 15 mg. tablet

take one about an hour before breakfast and take the second dose about an hour

before your evening meal. Don't eat too late. There should be an hour and a half

between your meal and bed time.

Avoid fatty , fried foods and also very spicy foods.

Stay on the medication daily for 4-8 weeks. You should be better.

If the symptoms persist, you need to see a doctor. Look for clinics

run by doctors, usually retired, who treat patients for free.

I wish you well.
Answered: Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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