• teanpa teanpa
    March 18, 2010
    Can acid reflux cause a pain in your left shoulder and near your left arm pit?
    teanpa teanpa
    March 18, 2010

    I've had this pain before, so I'm wondering if it's connected to the acid reflux. I feel a weird sensation in the center of my chest sometimes. It's an uneasy sensation.

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  • Stephanie
    Health Guide
    March 19, 2010
    Stephanie
    Health Guide
    March 18, 2010

    Yes, it can but the problem is that same pain can be due to a shoulder injury, or heart issues. It is best to get it checked - better safe than sorry. You don't want to treat for reflux and have it be something else. You can read more about the symptoms of reflux here:

     

    http://www.healthcentral.com/acid-reflux/introduction-000085_4-145.html?ic=506019

     

    It may help to keep track of your symptoms so that you can explain to your doctor how often it happens and how severe it is.

     

    Best of Luck - Stephanie

    • teanpa
      March 19, 2010
      teanpa
      March 19, 2010
      Thank you for the reply. I know I have acid reflux, because I was diagnosed with it. I stopped taking the medication I was on because I got better. I don't want to be dependent on a pill. Unfortunately, I strolled off my diet and now I'm back at step one. A few days ago the arm put pain started to act up, I was coughing a lot, and I was having the whole acid reflux swallowing issue. So, due to the returning symptoms, I'm taking the pill again. I also feel a weird chest sensation sometimes and it feels real familiar. I know I've had it before, so I don't think it's my heart. Thanks again for your reply!:) READ MORE
    • Stephanie
      March 20, 2010
      Stephanie
      Health Guide
      March 20, 2010

      I've been hearing more and more of us have cyclical flares with our reflux. It's great if you are able to take meds for short periods of time and then go off again for a while. I too do not like being dependent on meds but for me it eventually become not a choice.

       

      I assume you know that the coughing can also be a symptom of reflux. For my daughter, it's her primary symptom.

       

      Best of Luck - Stephanie

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