I'm a healthy,non-smoking 28 year old female entering into my first pregnancy. Other than breast pain, my only complaint is the daily ache behind, below my sternum. I've never had this before, but this began about two weeks after pregnancy. I am currently 7 weeks pregnant.
I've tried all the suggestions: avoidance of spicy foods, carbonated beverages, mint, but nothing is helping. It is even bothersome on an empty stomach. I can only eat small amounts at a time because my stomach gets so full. I feel like the food gets stuck in my throat if I eat too much. And then there's the "lump" in my throat. UGH. I don't feel any burning/pain in the upper chest/throat area. Just the nagging ache down there.
My digestive system has SLOWED DOWN considerably. I can feel the food just sitting there. And constipating is becoming a problem. Kinda off topic.
I've never expereinced heartburn before in my life. Is this it? And what in the world can I do? I teach junior high and school is just a week away. I've got to get this under control because my motivation is decreased because of this constant problem.
Any help would be SO appreciated. Many thanks!