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severe epigastric pain bloating mid back pain
i was diagnosed with gerd about 6 years ago and have on and off symptoms. Lately, I am having more abdominal pain.  It is painful in the epigastric region. Last night I went out to dinner (ate low fat but drank carbonated soda) and I think made the mistake of going to bed about one hour after eating.  I woke up at 1 am with terrible epigastric pain, bloating, burping.  I took Mylanta which helped after about 1 hour.  The pain also goes into the right side near the upper right rib area. I put myself back on Nexium 40 mg a few days ago because I was burping acid.  
I am sooo worried that this is something serious like a liver disease, cancer, etc.  Sometimes it feels like there is something in the right upper portion of my stomach, like pressure or fullness.  Any suggestions? I suffer from anxiety which and I am thinking the worst. Does anyone have these symptoms?
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You've been diagnosed with GERD for 6 years, yet you are still drinking carbonated beverages?  Sounds like you diagnosed yourself!  :-)  Also, you stated "I put myself back on Nexium" - why did you quit taking it when you know you have reflux?  Stay on the nexium, and stay away from the stuff you know will make you reflux.  
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Thanks for answering Jaybay.  I go on and off Nexium alot depending on how I'm feeling.  I've heard conflicting reports that PPIs are not good to stay on long term as there haven't been any long term studies done.   But you're right...I do need to just keep taking the Nexium or else I'll never get over this.  Certainly don't want to end up with esophageal damage.  Just wish I could find something else to cure this without all the meds.  
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