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Facial Flushing with GERD?
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Facial Flushing with GERD?

I am a 41yr old female and I have been suffering from buring sensations within my chest, particularly today it is my right side- even feel in my neck.  I have a scheduled appointment with a gastroenterologist next week.  Yesterday I visited my GP and she double checked with an EKG and everything was normal there, so we are going with the assumption of GERD.  Both yesterday and today I have noticed facial flushing- I can feel my face starting to get hot and I look red.  It lasts a good hour.   I do suffer from some anxiety issues, currently only taking Xanax when needed (which it has been a while since I have).  

Is it possible to have facial flushing with GERD?  How about the burning in the neck and shoulder, as well?  My GP has prescribed Nexium, but the insurance has approved yet so I have only been taking Prilosec Over The Counter, once a day.   Right now I have the burning in my chest and neck -right side.

I have never smoked, social drinker of wine on weekends, occassionally a glass of red wine with dinner.   I do have mitro valve and hypo thyroidism....

Thank you for your time.
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Hi,
GERD is not known to cause facial flushing.
It could be due to your heart problem.

The burning sensation of GERD can radiate to throat, neck and even back.
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- Ratnakar Kini M.D.
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My appointment with the gastro is on Wednesday.  Should I also make an appointment with my cardiologist (It has been close to a year).

Can GERD also make your chest sore?  I feel like I have done a ton of push-ups with my chest aching...
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Avatar_m_tn
Hi,
I would suggest that you consult both your gastroenterologist and cardiologist.
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