British Lung Foundation

Up most of the night

With horrific heartburn, I don't usually get heartburn with my reflux. Knowing pain under my left breastbone and left shoulder and upper abdomen.

Last night I had a few bits of party food with the kids, must be that. I certainly didn't go mad with it at all, but I've just got heartburn now. Took a few Rennie in the night and just going to drink some hot water this morning for a bit. It's painful and tiring I'm shattered now.

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Same here. Listened to the fireworks, took sips of hot water and spoons of Gaviscon. The pain was between my shoulder blades and I got a bit concerned about what was causing it, I knew it was not food orientated, heart? COPD? It lasted for a couple of hours and when it eased a bit I was scared to move in case it flared up again. Got a couple of hours sleep but woke up still alive. I am really sleepy today though. Polly X

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Yes I've had Gaviscon an Rennie nothing's helping, it's my breastbone and left shoulder, also middle of back. I've had glass of milk and 1/2 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda mixed with water that was the best help. Have hot water bottle, so tired though. I don't usually have heartburn with my GERD. Seeing my specialist tomoro so will ask about it.

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I would recommend anyone with those particular symptoms to seek medical advice, especially if you have been having them for a while. Better to be sure than suffer.

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I am seeing consultant tomorrow so I'll discuss with her, I suffer with GERD daily so the back pain and shoulder pain isn't uncommon. It's just less burning and more knowing this time.

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Just a thought - have you tried Windsettlers or Windeaze. Heartburn 'usually' affects throat/chest/oesophagus.

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Sorry to read about your heartburn....I get it sometimes, usually when I'm in bed, it wakes me up and every time I think "this time it's a bloody heart attack" is very frightening isn't it, especially when it's under the breastbone radiating to the shoulder etc....it may be trapped wind? I keep peppermint tea in the cupboard, when it's really bad I take a spoonful of bicarbonate of soda in some water followed by a fizzy drink....it works for me, I hope this suggestion helps...take care x

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