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I regularly get a strong pain in the very top of my abdomen, right below my breastplate. It feels like someone is squeezing it and it burns. I also feel burning throughout my chest. I start sweating and can't find a comfortable position. Last night, I got the pain with all of the other symptoms and felt extremely nauseous. I've had an upper GI done & an endoscopic procedure. I was so convinced that it was some type of ulcer but both tests showed that it was Acid Reflux. My medicine doesn't seem to help, it is Ranitidine. In your opinion, does this sound like Acid Reflux?

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replied October 21st, 2018
Acid Reflux Answer A64521
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The symptoms that you describe could be attributed to the severe gastritis and the probable diagnosis of acid peptic disease or peptic ulcer disease or GERD. If the medications have not helped you, discuss with your treating doctor/gastroenterologist for getting you started on treatment to eradicate H.pylori bacteria (usually responsible for unresponsive or recurrent problem). Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Avoid caffeinated and carbonated beverages. Avoid citrus fruits and juices. Keep diet simple and healthy, and do not keep stomach empty for more than 3 hours gap. Have small frequent meals and healthy snacks.
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