Iv had an ECG,Iv had x-rays , Iv taken painkillers, anti inflammatries and Im on antibiotics - but I still have a constant pain in my chest. It feels as if my oesophagus is closing up. There is no food stuck.
I dont know if it might be a tear on my oesphagus that could be inflamed? But why didnt the anti-inflammatory work?
The says there is nothing wrong with me - but I can still feel this constant pain.
Anti inflammatory medications are not helpful to reduce the chestpain or discomfort that arises as a result of GERD or Gastritis. In fact they tend to worsen the condition by reducing mucosal protection.
To control the gastritis you can take tums, mylanta and other antacids.
In addition, omeprazole (Prilosec) might also help to reduce the acid secretions as well.
Intake of SUCRALFATE can help in mucosal healing and preventing further symptoms.
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