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Rib pain with acid reflux/GERD?

I've been horribly sick the past week since I drank a tall glass of lemonade, with horrible chest pain and stomach ache that left me unable to walk or sometimes even move at all, for seven days now. I tried every antacid under the sun but nothing was helping. I went to the doctor three days ago, all she did was prescribe Protonix, which didn't help, only made things a little worse, until I threw up last night what looked and smelled like lemonade, but I don't know if it was just my stomach acid. Now the chest pain and stomach pain are not nearly as bad, but now I have horrible shooting pains on both sides of my lower ribs so bad to the point I can't even walk because every step is agonizing torture. Am I going crazy? What could this be? Does anybody else get rib pain associated with acid reflux?
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Hi...many do get rib pains  associated with gerd....there is a condition called costochondritis.
U may have something else going on with gerd...not being a dr, I can not speculate, but I would suggest if u have not been seen by a GI dr to do so...a PCP can only do so much.

Push for testing to see what is causing the GERD.

Good luck and please post an update : )
"selma"
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Hi there, sorry you are feeling awful.

I am going through the same sort of thing at the moment.  I am 10 weeks pregnant (but was told I had an acid reflux two months before I got pregnant) and am having a seriously bad flare up at the moment.  Everytime I eat or drink anything, be it little or small, I get severe indigestion with pain starting from my upper abdo (just between my ribcage meeting point) going up into the middle of my chest, and I cannot stop belching.  It's so horrible and uncomfortable, not to forget that every single morning when I wake up I have to spend at least 20 minutes over the toilet coughing up white/thick phlegm/acid stuff, it's disgusting and making me miserable!! Doctor has prescribed me omeprazole and ranitidine together - neither are working at all, tried every thing possible.  Every doctor I see tells me the exact same thing - it's bad acid reflux which is causing the discomfort in my upper abdo - still doesn't make you feel any better though does it!!! It's not them having to live their life like this.

Hope you feel better soon x
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Stop drinking lemonade or anything that's acidic.  If the protonix the dr. prescribed do not work, go back and ask to try another kind.  There are 8 different kinds to try!! You have to find one that works for you, or a combination of two or three.  Try ranitidine for short-term.  You can take more than the recommended 1-2 a day if the pain is bad enough.  You will be able to straighten up at least.  But protonix is the way to go long-term.  Have endoscopy done to determine the cause of heartburn.  Good Luck!!
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Hi there,

Have you had a sonar done to check your Gallbladder for Gallstones?  sometimes, when a gallstone pass it can cause these terrible rib pains.  It is possible that you could have reflux as carbonated drinks definitely aggrevates it.

let me know, okay?
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Try apple cider vinegar .Braggs makes a good one. I use this every time I get heartburn and it works. I have the same thing your going thu. My don't know what it is yet.GI doc is looking into it. Many test. Till then I use that, they also make a drink that's not bad. Btw u can get at any heath food store.
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wow sad but glad to read this, i have had chest acke and feel sob , but not, with this acid reflux, i take prosaic but not doing a lot, have had for years, i also have rods in back so it don't help, back seems to hurt makes chest hurt and acid reflux acting up .   dr sending me belladonna its a stomach pill to help calm the stomach and it not spasm, really does help , praying it helps now and its not really my heart
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and yes burping a lot and having a few heart flutters they say is from the acid reflux, and yes hurts where my breast bones end in the middle
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