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I have acid reflux and get heartburn pain in my upper back below shoulder blade. Anyone else have this proble

I have this everyday. I have tried alot of different medications. But, the one I keep coming back to is. Prevaid 15mg 2x a day. Then in between if its still unbearable I take a tums.
What also helps is to lower the amount of acids you eat.
my mother told me to take 1/2 tsp. of baking soda and 8oz of water helps to keep the PH down. but it gives me gas.
Also I don't eat tomato's or tomato paste. Really makes me feel like something is stabbing me when I eat them. Good luck.


"acid-Reflux" Is caused by stomache acid flowing backwards UP the esofagus. Those of you having pain in your back should seek immediate medical attention as one's esofagus is not located near one's...shoulder-blades...


Nope my dad did and there was something wrong with his esophagus got to the hospital!

i had bad acid reflex but i started looking on my own and thinking about what i am doing that may be causing it, i found out for me that i cant have things that are high in citris acid like orange juice that is not freshly squeezed, um any kind of sauce like on pizza or spaggettie too much caffeen and too much chocolate..so i just learned how to avoid them or only eat a little bit not alot and not i dont have any acid reflex anymore, but unlike me you should still seek a doctor about it to make sure you dont have an ulcer cause of it!

man! i had that pain today! is that what it is?
i was treated for an ulcer last year with nexium and it wokred well. how do you know that's what the pain in your back and shoulder is from?

I had this problem for 20 years. I was tested and found to have over 400 episodes of heartburn a night. I had a stomach wrap. It is where a surgeon goes in and turns the stomach, in my case 360 degrees, to fix the hernia. Since then I have had no problems with reflux. I was on every kind of meds before this was offered to me. It has changed my life.

actually im going to ask the same question too cause i have the same problem i have an acid reflux and i always feel the pain in my upper shoulder, is there any medication? please help me!

You might try seeing a chiropractor, I had the same problem, he knew just what to do and the problem went away without prescriptions.

I take Prilosec OTC (over-the-counter) once a day for my heartburn and acid reflux. I know it's a terrible thing to live through. The Prilosec works and I don't get the heartburn anymore as long as I take it daily. My dr told me I can take it for months and months even though the box says it's a 14-day treatment. It's fine to take longer. I have tried other anti-acids and this is the only thing that's worked for me. It cleared up in 2 days of starting the medication. Good luck and hope you feel better soon!

All you need to do is...go to the health food store and buy Apple cider vinagre tablets. Take 2 with water when you feel acidic. This will correct you pH without damaging your liver.

My husband had the same problem and Prilosec. He is 100% better now-

Gastroesophageal reflux is a normal physiological phenomenon experienced intermittently by most people, particularly after a meal. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when the amount of gastric juice that refluxes into the esophagus exceeds the normal limit, causing symptoms with or without associated esophageal mucosal injury (esophagitis).
GERD occurs in all age groups.
The prevalence of GERD increases in people older than 40 years.

Medical Care: Treatment is a stepwise approach. The goals are to control symptoms, to heal esophagitis, and to prevent recurrent esophagitis or other complications. The treatment is based on lifestyle modification and control of gastric acid secretion.

Lifestyle modifications include the following:
Losing weight (if overweight)

Avoiding alcohol, chocolate, citrus juice, and tomato-based products

Avoiding large meals

Waiting 3 hours after a meal before lying down

Elevating the head of the bed 8 inches
Pharmacologic therapy
Antacids were the standard treatment in the 1970s and are still effective in controlling mild symptoms of GERD. Antacids should be taken after each meal and at bedtime.

Histamine H2 receptor antagonists are the first line agents for patients with mild-to-moderate symptoms and grades I-II esophagitis. Histamine H2 receptor antagonists are effective for healing only mild esophagitis in 70-80% of patients with GERD and for providing maintenance therapy to prevent relapse. Tachyphylaxis has been observed, suggesting that pharmacologic tolerance can reduce the long-term efficacy of these drugs.

Additional H2 blocker therapy has been reported to be useful in patients with severe disease (particularly those with Barrett esophagus) who have nocturnal acid breakthrough.
Proton pump inhibitors are the most powerful medications available. They should be used only when GERD has been objectively documented. Proton pump inhibitors work by blocking the final step in the H+ ion secretion by the parietal cell. They have few adverse effects and are well tolerated for long-term use.
Prokinetic agents improve the motility of the esophagus and stomach. These agents are somewhat effective but only in patients with mild symptoms; other patients usually require additional acid-suppressing medications such as proton pump inhibitors. Long-term use of prokinetic agents may have serious, even potentially fatal, complications and should be discouraged.
Surgical Care: Approximately 80% of patients have a recurrent but nonprogressive form of GERD that is controlled with medications. Identifying the 20% of patients who have a progressive form of the disease is important because they may develop severe complications such as strictures or Barrett esophagus. For patients who develop complications, surgical treatment should be considered at an earlier stage to avoid the sequelae of the disease that can have serious consequences.

Esophagitis (esophageal mucosal damage) occurs in approximately 50% of patients.
Barrett esophagus is one of the most serious complications of GERD because it may progress to cancer. Even though a prospective randomized trial has never been performed to compare proton pump inhibitors to laparoscopic fundoplication, the authors believe fundoplication is preferable for the following reasons:
Proton pump inhibitors, although effective in controlling the acid component of the refluxate, do not eliminate the reflux of bile, which some believe to be a major contributor to the pathogenesis of Barrett epithelium.
Patients with Barrett esophagus tend to have lower LES pressure and worse esophageal peristalsis than patients without Barrett esophagus. Patients with Barrett esophagus are also exposed to a larger amount of reflux.
A fundoplication offers the only possibility of stopping any kind of reflux by creating a competent LES. However, until the definitive answer is known, the authors recommend that patients with Barrett esophagus continue to undergo periodic endoscopic surveillance even after laparoscopic fundoplication.
Respiratory complications include pneumonia, asthma, and interstitial lung fibrosis.
Most patients with GERD do well with medications, although a relapse after cessation of medical therapy is common and indicates the need for long-term maintenance therapy.

my best fried has the same problem! infact she even posted a question on here about the same thing. She told me to tell you that it could your gall bladder. She takes tums everyday so u should do the same. Hope this helped.

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