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Heartburn or something else?

I was diagnosed with acid reflux about 5 years ago and am currently taking 40mg Protonix once daily.  Everything seemed to be okay for a while, but recently I have been having severe anxiety that has been causing chest pain.  I have been to the doc and to the er for the standard test, blood work up, ekg, chest ct, and chest e-ray.  The doctor says my heart is fine, but the pain is still there.  About three days ago I started having the bad heartburn, I think, again and am going to be getting my peroid any day.  Is it possible that the anxiety or the hormones are making my reflux worse.
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Hi tooyoung99,
Yes, anxiety and hormones can worsen reflux symptoms.
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That is a real good question. Personally, I think it is the other was round. I think anxiety can lead to reflux, I heard even menopause can lead to acidity! So periods can may be lead to heart burn if you already have it/
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