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Medications for GERD, breast pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Im 21 year old female, and since yesterday been having some chest pain. Its mostly in the center of my chest, but kinda moves all around. Its making me very anxious. What could this be? and should I be concerned
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi there
Doctor :   chest pain in the center heart burn kinda type?
User :   well kind of
User :   and it hurts in my breasts as well
User :   then it moves to my ribs
Doctor :  
does it increase on taking food or a drink or decreases
User :   increases
Doctor :  
after taking deep breath does it increases?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
do yo have belching/
User :   yes, and im passing gas alot.
User :   my stomach also hurts
Doctor :  
yes it is mild gastritis
Doctor :  
did you try any of the antacids?
User :   i tried pepcid and pepto bismol but neither worked reall
Doctor :   they offer symptomatic relief
Doctor :   tab zantac 75mg once in the morning and once in the night for 3 days
User :   so you think thhats whats causing the chest pain
Doctor :   the symptoms seems more so of the hyperacidity with reflux component in it
Doctor :  
hence the central chest pain
User :   yeah its mostly central, and in my ribs, and i just get freaked out, which probably makes it worse
Doctor :   anxiety increases the acids secretion and it makes the symptoms worse
User :   ok, so what is causing the stomach pain?
User :   or is it all connected?
Doctor :  
XXXXXXXX a complex and they all connected
Doctor :   once there is a pain in stomach person get anxious , this in turn increases the acid secretion and this increase in acid will cause more pain and the vicious cycle goes on till it is interrupted
User :   ok so you dont think its anything serious
Doctor :   not presently
Doctor :  
the symptoms need to be cleared with in 3 to 4 days
User :   ok and if they are not, then I should go to the drs?
Doctor :   continue to take pepcid and xantac 75 mg. if symptoms does not resolve in a week than you need to consult a doctor
Doctor :  
for the more detailed physical examination
User :   ok.
User :   so is it more common for chest pains to be benign in younger adults?
Doctor :   very much
User :   ok
User :   so soreness in chest is also related to gas?
Doctor :   chest soreness with the belching is because of hyper acid secretion
User :   ok so give it a few days
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   no i think thats it im just still feeling anxious
User :   but i trust you so ill give it some time
Doctor :   relax
Doctor :   try the medications for three days
Doctor :  
it will be fine
User :   ok thank you dr
Doctor :   avoid spicy food for a week
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