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Upper back & chest pain
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Upper back & chest pain

Last night, around midnight, I awoke to severe sharp pain in my upper back between the shoulder blades and chest pain.  I still have some slight pain in my back today.  I was diagnosed with GERD a couple of years ago and was treated with protonix.  I've been off protonix for a year and have been doing well controlling my symptoms with a proper diet. I have not had any problems whatsoever until last night.  Even when I was diagnosed with GERD I had most of my symptoms in my stomach and esophagus; never back or chest pain.  I would appreciate it if you could give me some insight into this, especially since I still have some slight back pain today. I almost called 911 for fear it was a heart attack.
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Hi mags59,
It could be a peptic ulcer disease. An upper GI endoscopy might help to diagnose this condition.

A 24 hours pH monitoring can be done to see if GERD is still present to cause these symptoms.
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Suddenly, I started getting back pain between my shoulder blades & fullness in my throat like something in it. I had a pieace of cake that I had eaten rather quickly, is that what brought it on?
I was diagnoised with Hyperthyroid a few years back but was told recently it was in Remission. Is this a side effect to that?
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