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What causes pain in shoulder blade?

Hi, I have had a very sharp stabbing pain in my right shoulder blade when driving into work today. It was so painful I couldn t breath. It has gradually subsided but I can still feel it but not as severely, when I breath in. I have had this pain along with a metal taste in my mouth for an hour now. Is it anything to worry about. I have read it could just be indigestion.
Tue, 26 Nov 2019
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Hello,

Your symptoms seem to be related to gastroesophageal reflux disease. The acidity from the stomach can cause difficulties in breathing and pain. I suggest using antacids such as Maalox three times a day. I also recommend using Omeprazole 20 mg daily in the morning before breakfast.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi
General & Family Physician
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