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Sharp chest pain, exhaustion, burping and feels crappy. Protonix taken. Treatment?

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I am having sharp chest pains and have been exhausted. Over the past hour, i have become a little short of breath. I think it is indigestion as i have been burping up my food since 12 noon. i have taken two tums and a protonix but still feel crappy.
Posted Sat, 28 Apr 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Mitaly 55 minutes later


Thanks for posting your query

Chest pain can be due to various reasons as hyperacidity causing food reflux, heart disorders, lung issues or even due to anxiety.

Clinically any chest pain is considered as arising from the heart unless proved otherwise. Though you have had burping which is a feature of indigestion, since the pain is persisting despite medications, I urge you to consult your physician as early as possible. A thorough examination / EKG is entailed.

Meanwhile some suggestions for you:

1) Drink lots of water.

2) Adopt a sitting upright posture and avoid lying down as the symptoms can aggravate.

3) Take Pepto Bismol which would help to relieve abdominal discomfort.

4) Avoid tea, coffee, carbonated beverages and spicy food right now.

5) Do not smoke or have alcohol.

6) You can take digestive supplements which will help in improving digestion.

Hope this answers your query. I will be available for follow up query if any.

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