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Have had GERD for 15 years and taking PPI for that long although trying to wean myself off and honestly thought I had cracked it. Have also for past 2 years had a pain in my chest which according to tests isn't heart related so thought it was costocondritis, I do have pain all over chest and neck area due to years of typing. Every few days and I suppose mainly after eating I get a horrendous pain in left side of sternum in middle of chest and up oesophagus and sometimes get a sore throat still didn't connect it with Gerd. 2am this morning I woke with sick in my throat, had eaten lasagne for the first time in ages so knew it was that. I took some gaviscon advance and my god the pain in the area I thought was heart or costo was there exactly as I feel it, nothing would stop the burning, I was in agony. I waited up for 2 hours and took a 40 esomeprazole and went back to sleep. It was good in one way to finally know what the pain it as it is hard to explain to GP. I am now feeling really sore across chest and when I take a deep breath and am now convinced it is related to an inflamed oesophagus. How do I heal it apart from PPI and ranitidine. I have googled foods etc but only shows what not to take and not what is good. I take kefir a lot and it says that milk is bad, so should I stop kefir. Now I know what is causing pain I desperately want to get better by myself and if necessary will ask for a camera if not clearing a few weeks. Any advice appreciated
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