There was a lot of replies on this subject yesterday. Sometimes when I get up I start to burp which then progresses to retching. I am extremely anxious a lot of the time and a friend suggested I subconsciously swallow a lot of air thus causing this. I often feel nauseous and dreadful first thing which improves as I get going. Apart from constant ectopics I also have a tenderness just below my sternum- anyone any ideas before I pester the doctor again?!!