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pain in the head that is concurrent with pain in the stomach

is it posssible that this acid reflux can cause headache, chest pain and general body weakness? if yes, how can this be reduced?
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Hi IMHO any issues u have with ur health will affect ur overall well being....so I do believe our body stresses when we have an issue say in our GI tract and the stress can cause a HA....

If u have not been to see a GI dr for the reflux do so and follow the recommendations of meds and diet and lifestyle changes to aid in feeling better. The Health Pages here on MedHelp have tips for this and u may want to read this and start until u see the dr.

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thanx alot selma.
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i have another question about sleep paralysis..can i attribute this to spiritual causes? and if it can be proven scientifically that it affects someone at later stages of sleep, why would it affect you immediately you go back to sleep after the paralysis had initially hit you.
2. why do i only have to see demonic silhouettes and not heavenly?
620923 tn?1452919248

  Physiologically, sleep paralysis is closely related to REM atonia, the paralysis that occurs as a natural part of REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. Sleep paralysis occurs either when falling asleep, or when awakening. When it occurs upon falling asleep, the person remains aware while the body shuts down for REM sleep, and it is called hypnagogic or predormital sleep paralysis. When it occurs upon awakening, the person becomes aware before the REM cycle is complete, and it is called hypnopompic or postdormital. The paralysis can last from several seconds to several minutes, with some rare cases being hours, "by which the individual may experience panic symptoms" (described below). As the correlation with REM sleep suggests, the paralysis is not entirely complete; use of EOG traces shows that eye movement is still possible during such episodes.When there is an absence of narcolepsy, sleep paralysis is referred to as isolated sleep paralysis (ISP).

The paralysis may be accompanied by terrifying hallucinations (hypnopompic or hypnagogic) and an acute sense of danger. Sleep paralysis is particularly frightening to the individual because of the vividness of such hallucinations.The hallucinatory element to sleep paralysis makes it even more likely that someone will interpret the experience as a dream, since completely fanciful or dream-like objects may appear in the room alongside one's normal vision. Some scientists have proposed this condition as an explanation for alien abductions and ghostly encounters.

What u watch on TV or read b4 going to bed may play a role in what  ur brain "sees" when u r in this paralyzed state.

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