Pain in shoulder blades/between shoulder blades

CoffeelessCathy Community Member January 02, 2008
  • Sometimes if I don't eat for 6 to 8 hours I will get a pain in my shoulder blades or between my shoulder blades. I also will get these pains sometimes after I eat. I burp a lot. Is this all part of reflux? The gall bladder is negative.

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  • Vicki M
    Health Guide
    Jan. 03, 2008

    Hi Cathy,

     

    Pain anytime in your chest area can be worrisome. The best thing to do is make an appointment with your doctor to rule out any cardiac issues. There are a couple of postings online here that you can read and gain some insight from others who are experiencing the same issues as you. One of them talks directly about back pain being related to GERD....

    RHMLucky777

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    Hi Cathy,

     

    Pain anytime in your chest area can be worrisome. The best thing to do is make an appointment with your doctor to rule out any cardiac issues. There are a couple of postings online here that you can read and gain some insight from others who are experiencing the same issues as you. One of them talks directly about back pain being related to GERD. You can read that posting here.  Also, check out the symptoms database located here and the information about GERD located here. This information isn't meant to be used as a self diagnosis, but a tool to help you understand the issue and ask questions of your doctor.

     

    Stay in touch and let us know how you're doing!

    Vicki M

    • CoffeelessCathy
      Jan. 03, 2008
      Thanks for the quick reply. I did have a heart catherization in September and everything was negative. How long does this shortness of breath, pain when breathing in, sore throat last? I have been taking Prevacid 30 mg. 1x a day for 3 weeks. I watch everything I eat. How long before I get any relief? Sometimes when I breathe in I feel a cold sensation. Is this...
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      Thanks for the quick reply. I did have a heart catherization in September and everything was negative. How long does this shortness of breath, pain when breathing in, sore throat last? I have been taking Prevacid 30 mg. 1x a day for 3 weeks. I watch everything I eat. How long before I get any relief? Sometimes when I breathe in I feel a cold sensation. Is this weird or what?
    • Vicki M
      Health Guide
      Jan. 14, 2008

      I read that sometimes you have to take more medicine for extended periods of time to bring it under control. If you are not getting any relief, you should speak to your doctor about the next level of treatment.


      Hang in there and let us know how you are doing!

      Vicki M

  • Betty
    Oct. 18, 2013

    I had acid reflux with burping for 8 years before finally going to the right doctor (gastroenterologist),  who diagnosed h.pylori. This bacteria in your gut is very common and causes acid reflux and stomach ulcers as well as cancer.  It took two rounds of triple antibiotics to get rid of it, but have been reflux-free for the past 5 years. BTW, another...

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    I had acid reflux with burping for 8 years before finally going to the right doctor (gastroenterologist),  who diagnosed h.pylori. This bacteria in your gut is very common and causes acid reflux and stomach ulcers as well as cancer.  It took two rounds of triple antibiotics to get rid of it, but have been reflux-free for the past 5 years. BTW, another common cause of constant burping is fish oil gels. If you take them, keep refrigerated to relieve the symptoms.

  • Anonymous
    NANCY
    Mar. 17, 2012

    dear coffeeless cathy.

    I have the exact same symptoms and have had them for 7 months.

    did you get any diagnosis from any doctor YET?

  • Lori
    May. 10, 2011

    Cathy - I get bouts of pain between my shoulder blades that are a 10 on the pain scale.  Sometimes they last a few minutes and sometimes they last 2 hours.  I have had a blocked common bile duct in the past but feel these are acid reflux pains.  I have been to the doctor many times and get different stories depending on what type of doctor I...

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    Cathy - I get bouts of pain between my shoulder blades that are a 10 on the pain scale.  Sometimes they last a few minutes and sometimes they last 2 hours.  I have had a blocked common bile duct in the past but feel these are acid reflux pains.  I have been to the doctor many times and get different stories depending on what type of doctor I see.   Good luck with this battle.  I hope to find an answer myself soon.

     

    Thanks

    Lori

    • katie80
      Jun. 12, 2011

      Eating an apple then jumping up and down, stop eating lettuce!? Is this for real? The only thing that sounds plausable is the aloe juice, I'll give that a try I guess.

    • PPNCHER69
      Mar. 10, 2013

      THE APPLE AND LETTUCE THING I CANT VOUCH FOR BUT THE JUMPING UP AND DOWN THING IS A FACT, IT IS LIKE GRAVITY AND NATURALLY DROPS UR BELLY DOWN WHERE IT BELONGS SO AS NOT TO POP UP UR HIATAL HERNIA. ITS ALL ABOUT GRAVITY. AND ITS FREE, AND FOR MANY IT WORKS SO JUST TRY IT A FEW TIMES AND SEE IT IT HELPS, IT SURELY CAN'T HURT CAN IT?

  • Anonymous
    girl23
    Sep. 30, 2010

    i have been searching and searching for answers. i am a 19 year old female always been in good health but for the past 3 weeks i have been in the worst pain in my life. i have bad chest pains like a burning and stabbing and i have pain in between my shoulder blades, i get dizzy/feel faint alot, loss of appetite, some lower back pain as well. ive had all kinds...

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    i have been searching and searching for answers. i am a 19 year old female always been in good health but for the past 3 weeks i have been in the worst pain in my life. i have bad chest pains like a burning and stabbing and i have pain in between my shoulder blades, i get dizzy/feel faint alot, loss of appetite, some lower back pain as well. ive had all kinds of blood tests done and chest x rays and ekgs. nothing. i was just diagnosed with gerd which i havent had any tests done to prove that yet. ive been taking medicine for it and nothing has improved. i feel horrible all the time and it really scares me becasue i am young and having all these problems but yet no doctor can figure anything out. i am going to be having a stress test, echocardiogram, and a galllbladder test done within the next few days. i just really need some answers from some other people i can not keep feeling like this....lately my bowel movements have been light green in color and i am starting to get more pain in the right side of my abdomen. someone please help

    • Jan Gambino
      Health Guide
      Sep. 30, 2010

      Hello girl32,

      So sorry you are in such terrible pain and the doctors have not figured out what is causing the pain. It can take some time to go around and around the doctors appointments and tests to find out what is going on. I know that it feels like forever. Eventually, I know the doctors will find out why you are having these symptoms and then you can focus...

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      Hello girl32,

      So sorry you are in such terrible pain and the doctors have not figured out what is causing the pain. It can take some time to go around and around the doctors appointments and tests to find out what is going on. I know that it feels like forever. Eventually, I know the doctors will find out why you are having these symptoms and then you can focus on the treatments. Right now, the doctor is giving you some medication in hopes of giving you some pain relief. Acid reflux often causes pain and discomfort. While most people have the common symptoms such as heartburn, others have few symptoms or less common symptoms.

      If the reflux medication is not working, be sure to tell the doctor so you can get further instructions.

      Best wishes,

      Jan

    • SweetPea
      Oct. 25, 2010

      Hello! I've been doing an awful lot of research today, and all I get pop up is Gerd. I'm 20 years old, always been healthy and physically active. I started getting hiccups a year ago and have had them ever since, more so when I eat. But sometimes, even when I haven't eaten. Last night I started out with a sharp pain behind my left shoulder blade, then it progressed...

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      Hello! I've been doing an awful lot of research today, and all I get pop up is Gerd. I'm 20 years old, always been healthy and physically active. I started getting hiccups a year ago and have had them ever since, more so when I eat. But sometimes, even when I haven't eaten. Last night I started out with a sharp pain behind my left shoulder blade, then it progressed to the left side of my chest, and up the left side of  my neck. I felt almost paralized in my bed by the pain. If I didn't know any better I would have thought I was having a heart attack. I'm still a little sore today in my back and chest, but certainly nothing compared to last night. A part of me wants to go to the doctor but it looks like all the tests and wotnot can be pricey, and I don't want to go if I don't have to. But it is rather worry some, I don't want to feel what I went through last night again. Though I know it was my fault because of the massive piece of chocolate cake I had, followed by ibprofen, and trying to sleep off the pain simutaniously.

    • Larzen
      Dec. 03, 2010

      Hello, At your age and what you are saying is happening you may want to have your Gall Bladder checked.

    • booka
      Feb. 21, 2011

      Anyone at any age can have a heart attack. Please don't just blow it off. I too, have had acid reflux---it runs in my family. My doctor tried different meds on me and the only one that actually worked was Nexium. I was eligible to get some of the others for free but when I took them, my problems became even worse. It is expensive but I get half of it paid for,...

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      Anyone at any age can have a heart attack. Please don't just blow it off. I too, have had acid reflux---it runs in my family. My doctor tried different meds on me and the only one that actually worked was Nexium. I was eligible to get some of the others for free but when I took them, my problems became even worse. It is expensive but I get half of it paid for, so I'm lucky that way. What I'm saying is that not every med works the same for everyone. Prilosec definitely did not work for me.

      I can understand if you cannot afford a medication but taking pills is taking pills, whether it's herbal or not. What you need is relief. I am not a fan of lots of meds. but I've changed my way of thinking in the past few years. Nexium has been a Godsend. I still get reflux occasionally but not nearly as severe or nearly as often.

      As for gallbladder, my mom had hers removed when she was in her twenties, so that's a possibilty. Endoscopy isn't that big a deal and I can't see where you would be concerned about it messing with your voice. I sing in a choir and have had two scopes with no problems thereafter. The other thing, was that they discovered that I had H-Pylori, a bacteria that can potentially cause cancer and sometimes causes ulcers and other problems.  Because of this test, we were able to rid my body of it.

      Take care, find out what's truly wrong and take care of it. Here's a suggestion, sometimes when I get a prescription, I only purchase half of the amount. This way, I can tell if it works or doesn't agree with me in some way. That way I haven't spent as much money if it doesn't work. The pharmacist will sell you the rest if you find that you want to take it.

      Good luck to all.

    • Jan Gambino
      Health Guide
      Feb. 21, 2011

      Thank you Booka-all good advice.

      Jan

    • Michele
      Jun. 26, 2012
      I too a experiencing what you are. Was told to take antacids which made it worse. Upon research, I am learning that not having enough hydrocoloric acid has the same symptoms as too much acid. I have on order a betaine Hydrochloride (HCL) with pepsid supplement that I am to take when eatting. Will later add in digestive enzymes. Your problem might not be that...
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      I too a experiencing what you are. Was told to take antacids which made it worse. Upon research, I am learning that not having enough hydrocoloric acid has the same symptoms as too much acid. I have on order a betaine Hydrochloride (HCL) with pepsid supplement that I am to take when eatting. Will later add in digestive enzymes. Your problem might not be that you have too much acid but that you don't make enough for digesting your food. Two home tests to check to see if you don't have enough acid is: 1. First thing in the morning before you drink or eat anything is to mix 1/4 teas baking soda with 6 ounces of water. If within the first two minutes you begin to burp or belch, you have enough or too much acid. The longer it takes for you to do that the lower amount of acid you have. They say to quit timing after five minutes. I took twelve minutes to burp. 2. When your stomach is in a flare up, drink a tablespoon of lemon juice. If it helps you do not produce enough acid. They also say to get ph strips and spit on it first thing in the morning and then again after you eat. If the readings don't change much between the two times it could indicate that you don't make enough acid. But good luck finding the strips. I wish you good luck and health and hope this helps you on your quest for good health. Michele
    • Michele
      Jun. 26, 2012
      I too a experiencing what you are. Was told to take antacids which made it worse. Upon research, I am learning that not having enough hydrocoloric acid has the same symptoms as too much acid. I have on order a betaine Hydrochloride (HCL) with pepsid supplement that I am to take when eatting. Will later add in digestive enzymes. Your problem might not be that...
      RHMLucky777
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      I too a experiencing what you are. Was told to take antacids which made it worse. Upon research, I am learning that not having enough hydrocoloric acid has the same symptoms as too much acid. I have on order a betaine Hydrochloride (HCL) with pepsid supplement that I am to take when eatting. Will later add in digestive enzymes. Your problem might not be that you have too much acid but that you don't make enough for digesting your food. Two home tests to check to see if you don't have enough acid is: 1. First thing in the morning before you drink or eat anything is to mix 1/4 teas baking soda with 6 ounces of water. If within the first two minutes you begin to burp or belch, you have enough or too much acid. The longer it takes for you to do that the lower amount of acid you have. They say to quit timing after five minutes. I took twelve minutes to burp. 2. When your stomach is in a flare up, drink a tablespoon of lemon juice. If it helps you do not produce enough acid. They also say to get ph strips and spit on it first thing in the morning and then again after you eat. If the readings don't change much between the two times it could indicate that you don't make enough acid. But good luck finding the strips. I wish you good luck and health and hope this helps you on your quest for good health. Michele
  • sandra
    Jan. 15, 2008

    Hi Cathy,

    Grab a chair...this is a long one. But after you read it I hope it helps to ease your mind a bit! Because I understand and my Heart goes out to you!

     

    I have the same symtoms as you do...and every other imaginable one that seems to be classic of acid reflux and hiatal hernia...(and with no real permanent relief) regardless of what I eat...

    RHMLucky777

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    Hi Cathy,

    Grab a chair...this is a long one. But after you read it I hope it helps to ease your mind a bit! Because I understand and my Heart goes out to you!

     

    I have the same symtoms as you do...and every other imaginable one that seems to be classic of acid reflux and hiatal hernia...(and with no real permanent relief) regardless of what I eat or do...These bouts just come and then go. Sometimes they're severe and longer lasting...Sometimes it is less bothersome. But basically the relief time is few and far between...I also have most of my pain in middle upper back and shoulder blades, sore neck muscles...and in ribs and across rib area...as well I get hoarseness constant belching even after drinking just water. Sometimes burning/hot sensation in middle of chest (esophogus) and throat...occassional re-gergetation of food/drink. I also get post nasal drip and constant throat clearing/hoarseness, bronchial wheezing, rumbling feeling in my chest and resporatory track sometimes, dry annoying cough and chocking feeling. a couple times last year when I had all these symtoms I cleared my throat of a dry cough and spit up a tiny drop of blood in clear spitum. That really sent me over the edge and I was convinced I had 2 days to live! Obviously I survived...(to be continually tortured by acid reflux)

    Being a singer (and writer/songwriter) by professsion, this condition makes my life even more difficult and miserable. I'm in constant anxiety about how my voice will be affected, and I just pray I don't get a really bad bout of belching or hoarseness for a show. (Janis joplin is not quite my vocal style). And I for sure will not have that test that requires a tube going down my throat and esophogus!). Instant unemployment line! God knows its hard enough being a perfrorming artist...But acid reflux? Couldn't I have a missing toe or finger instead?

    Anyway...I normally don't go to conventional doctors, nor will I take perscription drugs. I do not belive in, or have faith in either...thier diagnosises or treatments. they dole oyt pills like flyers. I prefer to take the holistic/natural approach with all my ailments and its extremely helpful with everything else I've ever had...Although I have gotten some fairly long term relief and/or lesser severe symtoms with some natural remedies..this issue is still relentless! So, 2 yrs ago out of desperation and constant worrying about what was wrong with me I  was examined by a doctor friend twice. Both times she diagnosed me with acid reflux (apparently the newest wide spread disease) and claimed I had a seperate back issue (which I do, but I know its not that only because its different pain and in a different area of my known back issue) and a post nasal drip. She gave me some Nexium, Flonase and told me to get some physical therapy for my back. I threw the pills out and put the flonase in my husbands side of ther medicine cabinet so I wouldn't feel guilty of wastefulness (and because the box matched well with all the other lables on his cold medication shelf).

    I did go for a for alternative back treatments that are supposedly  based on (but less agressive than) chiropractic. It did help my back issues quite a bit and "back guy" said that it was my spinal misalighnment and stored stress/energy/trauma in my spine that causes all my problems digestive and otherwise...(which I do not believe truly is the source of all my symtoms) Whatever stored stress I have is from all this pain duhhh! I actually think the back relief was only just that...a relief for one of the symtoms of what the real source cause for my back pain is.  In any case, these treatments were helpful but hugely expensive. I just couldn't keep continuing after 10 months or so. Then I went to a nutritionist/kinesiologist. She did her muscle testing thing and concluded I had an overproductive yeast issue, weak liver function, acid, irritated stomach lining and sugar imbalance. What could I say?...except "Am I going to live?"  She said "Oh its common". Duh! Everyone I know is eating cheesburgers and drinking cocktails! I guess I'm special...how nice! So she had me taking a tons of enzymes a day with each meal and on an extremely limited diet (no dairy, soy yeast, fermented, smoked foods, condiments, alcohol, tomatoes or acid fruit, nothing raw including salad etc, etc the list goes on.  She also recomended body work for my back issue (saco cranial etc)...(and of course she does that too!).  I stuck to the diet and her perscribed enzymes diligently,(another huge expense) but could only afford a couple back treatments. For over 3 months I felt great and thought that my problems were solved...But then it came back again. Of course she said its because I needed to be a bit more consistant with the back treatments. Hello?  I'm an artist not a banker! Plus the fact that I can't live my life taking 40 pills or more a day and with such extreme dietary limitaions indefinately!  Mind you I am a very healthy eater in general (zero caffiene, coffee, don't smoke, no soda, no processed, canned foods etc. Eat tons of fish veggies, organic chicken meat veggies  whenever possible, salads bla, bla (my only vice a rare occassional scotch, desert, cheesburder or bowl of pasta). So...you are not alone girlfriend! And I so totally understand all the pain, worry and inconvienience this conditions causes. My suggestion to you is find an amazing natural/holistic practitioner that specializes in digestion and try whatever treatment he/she advises. I also sugest pure aloe juice (Herbal Aloe Force is best) before meals, milk thistle capsules, marshmallow root tinture and DGL (deglicerized licorice) chewable tablets 2 -20 min before meals. All these natural remedies help to heal and coat stomach lining, esophogus etc.  They are safe and can be found in any good health food store. Surely they will not hurt!

    But I will tell you...I still can't figure out after years of trying what the hell triggers my symtoms to come and then go...And how are they all connected? I think I have a hiatal hernia too though because if and when I lift heavy objects or bend over to lift or do sit ups etc it triggers my symtoms or worsens the ones I already have at the time. Basically from the rib area to my neck I'm a disaster.

    I even worry and wonder if I have a structural problem. Or scar tissue in my lungs...Or worse a serious lung problem since thats the area it hurts  alot, as well as I sometimes get a dry cough that comes and goes. I had a spontaneous lung collapse (after flying) and walked around with one lung for 5 weeks unable to catch my breadth (thinking I was getting my childhood asthma back). I have high tolerance for pain and discomfort to say the least! Obviously I finally had to go to my doctor friend and she found my right lung had been completely down. Now I knew why I couldn't climb that mountain in Sufri so fast (on vacation). I'd tried to make it fast to the "Healing" Falls...Little did I know it could've killed me instead! Anyway...I was sent to the hospital put on a chest tube and luckily the lung came right came back up. I then waited for three weeks with the tube in (I refused all pain drugs. I wasn't going to close my eye to the numerous hospital flubs that were to surely take place. Or I wouldn't have made it out of there alive) to see if the little pinhole in the lung would close on its own. But unfortunately it had been open too long (like a peirced earhole). So I had no choice but to have it repaired surgically. Because I took no pre or post surgery drugs I recouped within a couple days and was home after one month of being in the hospital. I was told that I just had, had an air bubble burst which had then caused the lung to collapse. It seems to be common?  Anyway hopefully all this discomfort has nothing to do with that and I am just (fortunately?) being tortured by this utterly miserable acid ref...ks (sorry couln't resist the wise crack) disease...to teach me some sort of twisted karmic lesson? And I suppose with all the years I have been suffering on and off with this...  If it was fatal I'd surely be dead by now! I just made an appt for Friday to see Dr. Walter. He's an interesting and eccentric but unbelievably knowedgeable 80yr old holistic practitioner. He was diagniosed wiith liver cancer in 68 while in Med school. He left medicine in disgust of their form of tratment and prognosis. He was determined to be cured and persued his studies in natural healing, nutrition, kinesiology etc and cured himself. He's alive and well at 80 and looks like 70! So I'm off to see the Wizard! I hope that you've had some comfort in this response (and a few laughs here and there too). Misery does love company doesn't it?  But all joking aside...I'll tell you one thing for sure...Regardles of the pain I'm in...Laughter, Humor, Prayer, Love, Sharing and Communicating our worries, pains, joys and humor with others is always a comfort! Be well, God Bless! I hope to hear that you are getting better soon! I now set you free from my obsessive compulsive writing! SandraNYC  Roll Eyes  

    • Vicki M
      Health Guide
      Jan. 20, 2008

      Hi Cathy and Sandra,


      Sandra, your story is very interesting. There are many things that we deal with in life where the natural approach is best. One word of caution though, about using any kind of over the counter medications or herbal and homeopathic remedies. Please make sure you check it out with regard to alergic reactions, possible conflicts with other...

      RHMLucky777

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      Hi Cathy and Sandra,


      Sandra, your story is very interesting. There are many things that we deal with in life where the natural approach is best. One word of caution though, about using any kind of over the counter medications or herbal and homeopathic remedies. Please make sure you check it out with regard to alergic reactions, possible conflicts with other drugs or herbs and side effects. If you can not ask your doctor, speak to the pharmacist at the drug store. Get all the facts just in case. You never know when a combination of things can cause bad results. I had a friend who used to take ginsing every day and one time had to take a round of antibiotics for an infection. He was not honest with the doctor about the non prescription suppliments he was taking. Within 4 days, the combination created a toxicity in his liver and he was within a month of dying for need of a transplant. ALWAYS tell your doctor or physician what suppliments or treatments you take, especially if they are natural, homeopathic or herbal.

       

      Take care, stay in touch and let us know how you are doing!

      Vicki M

    • sandra
      Jan. 21, 2008

      Vicki,

      Yes, you are correct and I agree. Herbal treatments unsupervised by a proffessional can lead to serious consequences. I am just as cautious about taking natural/herbal treatments as I am of drugs. I try everything in small doses and monitor myself carefully even though I am on a program under the care of a doctor who is extremely educated...

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      Vicki,

      Yes, you are correct and I agree. Herbal treatments unsupervised by a proffessional can lead to serious consequences. I am just as cautious about taking natural/herbal treatments as I am of drugs. I try everything in small doses and monitor myself carefully even though I am on a program under the care of a doctor who is extremely educated in natural healing techniques and advanced forms of accurate muscle testing. He is an 80 yr old who looks like 70 (and quite a character might add!) Dr. Walter was halfway through med school when was diagnosed with liver cancer. He would not take the treatment prescribed by his peers and the rest of the medical proffessionals. Nor would he accept their prognosis. Being utterly brilliant he opted to try to cure himself. Needless to say he was succesful. Disillusioned with the medical community entirely he continued his studies in natural medicine. As well he is a very spiritual man and feels his purpose is to help heal others. Anyway he has me on a program to slowly eliminate the heavy metals from my body for the first 2 weeks . Then he begins to treat my digestion problems. Ironically I've been feeling quite well. Don't know why? However I have been practicing my own healing meditation/techniques and that certainly is safe treatment! Who knows? What I do know is the body has amazing powers to heal itself when we give it a chance and nature can also help us to heal. I always like to take that as my first option. But yours is also good advice. Many people read a couple books on natural cures and think they can treat themselves. However it is much more involved than that and they are totally unaware of the risks they are taking with thier healt and sometimes their lives.

      Thanks for your response!

      Sandra        

    • Vicki M
      Health Guide
      Jan. 23, 2008

      Hi Sandra,

       

      I too will opt for the more natural route than just automatically accepting prescriptions for conditions. One thing I am notorious about and that is not seeing a doctor when I had a sinus infection. I used to get one every couple weeks. (I had my tonsils out when I was 42 and they have become far less frequent since) But rather than see the...

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      Hi Sandra,

       

      I too will opt for the more natural route than just automatically accepting prescriptions for conditions. One thing I am notorious about and that is not seeing a doctor when I had a sinus infection. I used to get one every couple weeks. (I had my tonsils out when I was 42 and they have become far less frequent since) But rather than see the doctor, I would ride it out, drink lots of water to thin out the mucus and stay away from things I know will make it worse (milk, sweets, etc) many times it would pass. I read something in the news two weeks ago that states that sinusitis is one of the most overtreated conditions because antibiotics don't work and left alone will most of the time pass without treatment.

       

      Anyway Susan, thanks for the information. I hope your treatment works for you. Stay in touch and let us know how you are doing!

      Vicki M

    • Anonymous
      Riz
      Apr. 20, 2008

      Hi,

       

      Your issues have simple solution. Just stop eating lattice. all kind of lattice. Also avoid citrus drinks. No lime or lemon juice. Nuts may be another reason to trigger your condition.

       

      I had the same eproblem and I did this self treatment and its been 4 years now I am totally out of it.

      By the way I had taken all the possible test to rule...

      RHMLucky777

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      Hi,

       

      Your issues have simple solution. Just stop eating lattice. all kind of lattice. Also avoid citrus drinks. No lime or lemon juice. Nuts may be another reason to trigger your condition.

       

      I had the same eproblem and I did this self treatment and its been 4 years now I am totally out of it.

      By the way I had taken all the possible test to rule out any serious problem including CT scan MRI Endoscopy Barium test etc tec

    • Anonymous
      Riz
      Apr. 20, 2008
      Your issues have simple solution. Just stop eating lattice. all kind of lattice. Also avoid citrus drinks. No lime or lemon juice. Nuts may be another reason to trigger your condition I had the same eproblem and I did this self treatment and its been 4 years now I am totally out of it By the way I had taken all the possible test to rule out any serious problem...
      RHMLucky777
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      Your issues have simple solution. Just stop eating lattice. all kind of lattice. Also avoid citrus drinks. No lime or lemon juice. Nuts may be another reason to trigger your condition I had the same eproblem and I did this self treatment and its been 4 years now I am totally out of it By the way I had taken all the possible test to rule out any serious problem including CT scan MRI Endoscopy Barium test etc tec
    • Anonymous
      Petrie
      Jun. 26, 2008

      What, exactly, is "lattice?"

    • Anonymous
      Javed
      Jun. 28, 2008

      Sorry its lettuce

    • Anonymous
      Renee
      Jan. 27, 2009

      Hi Sandra,

      Thanks for your story, I  felt like you were telling mine. I have all those same issues but the Drs. can't find anything wrong but acid reflux. I have had the ultra sound for gallstones, stress test on heart, endoscopy, blood test, etc. Nothing but big bills! I have recently started on Probiotics. I too am going to try the holistic approach....

      RHMLucky777

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      Hi Sandra,

      Thanks for your story, I  felt like you were telling mine. I have all those same issues but the Drs. can't find anything wrong but acid reflux. I have had the ultra sound for gallstones, stress test on heart, endoscopy, blood test, etc. Nothing but big bills! I have recently started on Probiotics. I too am going to try the holistic approach. I also have done a liver and gallbladder cleanse under the watchful eye of my chiropractor. It did help me feel better. Good luck finding a cure and I'll be waiting to hear.

       

      Renee

    • Anonymous
      scotty
      Feb. 02, 2010

      Hi, your story is so like mine I almost thought I wrote it! Have to say the belching & burping are just so disgusting. I feel like a overweight man of 75. I'm actually a female of 51 & weight about 115 lbs. As I write  this I have such pain between my shoulder blades. It came out of know where! I did have the tube down the throat thing about...

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      Hi, your story is so like mine I almost thought I wrote it! Have to say the belching & burping are just so disgusting. I feel like a overweight man of 75. I'm actually a female of 51 & weight about 115 lbs. As I write  this I have such pain between my shoulder blades. It came out of know where! I did have the tube down the throat thing about 4-5yrs ago. I was diagnosed with a stomach ulcer. Also, had the other test where you drink the milky stuff. They said I had a cystis on the liver !!! WHAATTT? I was prescribed Prilosec. Didn't work at all. Spent all kinds of money on that crap for months. When I was told I had the ulcer, they just wrote a new script for the same crap.( Prilosec) Now you can buy  the stuff at Walmart!!  I do drink the aloe juice. It does help. But like you said, it comes out of no where!! Air, even causes it!!! I still think its my gall bladder. But who knows ? The doctors didn't. Now I don't have insurance anymore so I try & do the holistic way. It so much cheaper. Eating an apple & jumping up & down also helps a bit. It helps to close the (flap) at the top of the stomach, or something like that. I don't know, I can't sit here & type any longer. My back & neck are hurtn'. Oh, well, thanks for letting me rant & rave. This GERD crap is for the birds!!! Go luck to you.

    • Anonymous
      Sandrine
      Apr. 15, 2010

      Did you ever get any lasting help?  I am going through the same thing and feel as though I am single handily keeping all alternative/western medicine people afloat.  If I go under, they all do.  Currently trying non gluten diet, which initially helped, but now the pain in between the shoulder blades is constant.

       

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    • marek
      May. 28, 2010

      I suffer

    • marek
      May. 28, 2010

      i suffer so much i fell like i cant catch my breath like alump is in my throught and im regergitating my food sometimes this is ruining my life .

    • sandra
      May. 28, 2010

      yep...get that too sometimes. my stomach hasn't been too bad lately. comes and goes seems that it really doesnt matter what i eat. i had a  flare up last week and i actually had an after drink called Averna. its a digestive that  we itailians drink all the time after a large meal. i normally don't drink at all anymore but i just thought...

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      yep...get that too sometimes. my stomach hasn't been too bad lately. comes and goes seems that it really doesnt matter what i eat. i had a  flare up last week and i actually had an after drink called Averna. its a digestive that  we itailians drink all the time after a large meal. i normally don't drink at all anymore but i just thought i'd try it out and lo and behold it actually worked instantly. but i drank very little and sipped it slowly. the shoulder neck back opain contiu=inues but its probable the fibro flare ups i experience. however i do think my gall bladder sometimes is the cause for the severe right shoulder blade pain. who knows? these docs are all a bunch of quaks so i do the best i can using my natural and holistic approaches which actually help tremendously.

       

      dam drs can't even give a definate diagnosis or figure out what causes the neck, back and even sever all over muscle pain flare ups i get for yrs now that last for weeks or months...2 rheumatologists 2 internists one nuerologist and a cardiologist...extensive blood work, all negative except for a positive RA factor which still doesn't tell me anything and can't pinpoint the issue or offer a definate answer. all i wanted was a diagnosis that i could then take to my holistic practitioners for non drug alternative treatment. but can't even get that much from medical drs.only thing their good for is emergency situations, bone setting etc and treatment for injuries/accidents. (if they don't kill you in the hospital with a wrong drug) anyway, thousands of $$ later (no insurance) I might as well have just spent it on more chiropractic, energy healers andor a dam vacation to relax. would've been more of a help.  and can you believe that the fda doesn't want to approve and make available to the puplic some great natural treatments....yet they allow the drugs that medical drs are perscribing like candy to kill people everyday! ludacrist!! sorry for ranting but it just makes me crazy how moronic people are! everyone better make sure they start educating themselves and take responsibility for their own health. read about the drugs and dangerous side effects...confront your drs before agreeing to take any treatment.  and try alternative too. especially when it comnes to kids. its a dam shame but we just can't trust our health and lives to the medical proffessionals anymore.  I say eat a good healthy meal and have an Averna!

      Cheers!

      SandraLaughing    

    • Anonymous
      NANCY
      Mar. 17, 2012

      DEAR SANDRA,

      I HAVE THE SAME SYMPTOMS AS COFFEELESS CATHTY AND YOU AND I WAS

      BLESSED BY YOUR LONG LETTER AND I LAUGHED BECAUSE YOU SOUND JUST

      LIKE ME. I , TOO ,AM A SINGER AND I HAVE HAD THESE PROBLEMS THAT YOU

      LISTED AND CATHY LISTED AND I , TOO, DO NOT GO TO REGULAR DOCTORS .

      I HAVE HAD THESE SYMPTOMS FOR 7 MONTHS AND THE VA DOCS WANT ME TO

      HAVE THAT ENDOSCOPY...

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      DEAR SANDRA,

      I HAVE THE SAME SYMPTOMS AS COFFEELESS CATHTY AND YOU AND I WAS

      BLESSED BY YOUR LONG LETTER AND I LAUGHED BECAUSE YOU SOUND JUST

      LIKE ME. I , TOO ,AM A SINGER AND I HAVE HAD THESE PROBLEMS THAT YOU

      LISTED AND CATHY LISTED AND I , TOO, DO NOT GO TO REGULAR DOCTORS .

      I HAVE HAD THESE SYMPTOMS FOR 7 MONTHS AND THE VA DOCS WANT ME TO

      HAVE THAT ENDOSCOPY THING, TOO. NOT UNLESS THE LORD TELLS ME SO.

      LET ME KNOW IF YOU GOT ANY ANSWERS TO YOUR AND OUR  MYSTERY PROBLEM.

    • Anonymous
      Sandra
      Mar. 18, 2012

      Hi Nancy, Cathy and everyone!

       

      I just wanted to share with you a personal discovery I've made this past year, in hope that it may be of benefit to someone. 

       

      My digestive issues have improved drastically! I never did get a definate diagnosis or permenant remedy from any of the proffessionals. So I kept experimenting with different foods/diets...

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      Hi Nancy, Cathy and everyone!

       

      I just wanted to share with you a personal discovery I've made this past year, in hope that it may be of benefit to someone. 

       

      My digestive issues have improved drastically! I never did get a definate diagnosis or permenant remedy from any of the proffessionals. So I kept experimenting with different foods/diets to see what works and doesn't work for me. I now have concluded that I might have put my whole digestive system out of wack when I changed my diet 10 yrs ago.

       

      I'm 100% Itailian, so I'd been raised on a extremely varied diet of "high quality" REAL foods which included a bit of everything in moderation (meat, dairy, fish, lots of vegetables, fruits, olive oil pasta and/or fresh breads etc, etc and even some desserts). I'd never had a weight or a digestives issue despite the fact that I ate a lot of spicy foods and used red pepper often. I also was raised to enjoy food without worrying or focusing on every single thing I put into my mouth! Mealtime was an important and pleasurable occassion for us. I continued to eat this way into my late 40's. I also started smoking (on and off) from my 30's and drank socially. 

       

      When I turned 48 I quit smoking, cut way down on my social drinking...and (even though I still looked and felt GREAT) I "thought" that it was time for me to start eating "healthier" too. I bought into the whole Soy is better than Dairy, began drinking "Green" drinks, Veggie Burgers, Live Grains etc, etc and I totally changed my diet. However the truth is...when I looked back and began evaluating the situation I realized that the drastic change I made in my diet might just have been what really messed up system. And maybe, what was healthiest for my body type was the foods I was eating my entire life, before I went on my "Health Kick". 

      So, last year I decided to basically go back to eating the foods I was raised on. I made just a few reasonable adjustments and limitations. I still eat Organic and/or Natural/Real foods, Wild fish. I limit my dairy, stay away from soy, canned and processed foods, white sugar, hard alcohol. Over the weekends I'll have a pasta dish or pizza, sometimes dessert, drink a beer or 2 or have an after dinner Amarro (Itailian appertiff). I use Stevia or Agave for sweetner wherever needed. The results?? I feel 200% better and my weight is still good. Sure, I occassionally get heartburn (just like anyone else would) if I overdo.

       

      My theory now is "If it ain't broke don't fix it!" Everyone's body is unique and our digestive system is acclimated to our cultural customs/diet and lifestyle as well. What may be healthy for one, is harmful to another and visa versa. Certainly quitting smoking, cutting down on alcohol, eliminating soda, proccessed/junk foods, fake foods (margarine, sugar substitutes etc, etc) are all positive changes for everyone. However, if a diet consisting of a variety of real foods works well for a particular body type and lifestyle, then changing it drastically to comply with a diet that's "considered" right or better for everyone by nutrition experts can actually be worse for some people. My advice is this....If you're unable to get a true diagnosis and still suffering with digestive issues, you really need to take a good look at and re-examine the types of foods your eating and present lifestyle in comparison to your diet and lifestyle you followed before your stomach trouble.

       

      Sometimes it can be difficult to figure out due to the timing aspect, because you may not start feeling the effects of a diet change thats not compatable with your system until weeks, months or even years later. Maybe you've already been eating or drinking something for a while now (whether healthy or unhealthy) that finally took its toll on your digestion. Also, digestive funtioning and sensitivity towards certain foods can change with age, stress level, seasons, etc too. There are definately certain foods that used to be able to eat alot more of. For example I have to lighten up on the Red Pepper a bit. I notice at certain times it will bother my stomach if I use too much, whereas it never bothered me when I was younger.

       

      In any case, the point is....If you've changed to a healthier diet and you still have digestive issues that diet might not be healthy for YOU. After all...Fruit is considered very healthy, however if certain ones don't agree with your digestive system you'll feel it. Also, if you take vitamins and/or supplements you might want to research and see if one or more of them can effect digestion too. I had been taking many (high quality) health supplements over the years and I have now eliminated some. Anyway, hope this information and my experience can help you! Be well! Sandra