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.
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:
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
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.