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Stomach burning sensation

I am 25 year old male, father of two young kids, unemployed for a little over a year, went from 140lbs to 180lbs over 5 years.. My question is today is wedesday and on monday i started feeling this weird burning/cold sensation in my stomach probably more in the middle below my chest and the top of my stomach(where u bend when you sit down or bend over). it doesnt hurt its  more like if youve pulled a muscle and get that burning sensation when you do so. It doesnt go to my chest or heart so i dont think it has anything to do with that? although i am no doctor by anymeans. I dont work so i find myself siting on the couch alot watching tv and thats where i notice the discomfort the most, does feel better though when i lay down. I usually get  lots of stomach gas(fart) , have heartburn and symptoms of GERD(i take zantac once daily)  ,so i am wondering if this feeling has to do with that? but does that explain the burning sensation all the time??? I do smoke about 3 cigarettes a day so anyone would say my symptoms could be from smoking.. i am tired of feeling this way though, and dont really want to go to the doctor for fear of something serious. Please help me!! thanks
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Does the pain get worse after you eat?  It sounds like you have some of the symptoms of a duodenal ulcer.  Try over the counter Prevacid or Prilosec, then also, make an appointment with a Gastroenterologist.  I had some of the same symptoms and went to a Gastroenterologist and had an EGD (endoscopy) where a scope was used to look at my stomach to see what was going on and it was as I expected...an ulcer.  You may need to have the same test...don't worry you'll be sedated.
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Thanks for the information..i always thought it was an ulcer although like i said before i am no doctor.  To answer your question yes i would say its worse after i eat, but does seem to bother me after my moring coffee and flares up off and on during the day. i did notice i had lots of gas and burning when i had spegehtti lastnight, you would think i would know better eating that type of food, but its hard becasue i love that type of food so much. I do take zantac but to me thats more for heartburn and i do think that prevaicd does help with ulcers? so i will try something like that and i did hear the pepto-bismouth works good too!
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Yeah...coffee, spaghetti or, anything with tomato sauce and other heavy foods will aggrevate it even more.  Trust me, I know what you mean about spaghetti and that kind of food...I love it too.  I'm a lover of just about all things spicy...a real no-no.  Try the Prilosec or Prevacid also take a liquid antacid like Maalox before each meal, this helps as well.

Good luck!
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Ok thanks ill try all those you mentioned, your a big help
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