Burping with back pain

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Hi I have had symptoms of burping and a pain in my back between my blades for some time now, put on ppi and it's was a little better, the burping hasn't stopped and the pain comes on goes , if I lay down ,it's better and it's better in the morning. When I sit in my van and drive my back gets worse, anyone else have something similar .

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    Thanks for the reply. I can't work out why it goes away when I lay down
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      Hi Gordon,

      i saw a pharmecist about my continuous burping and he told me it probably was because I wasn't digesting my food properly and he sold me some digestive emzymes. Been on them 3 days now and this morning was the first morning that I didn't start burping the moment I got out of bed. Over the rest of the day I have burped a little but nowhere near as much as I have been. Read somewhere that digestive enzymes usually take about a week to 10 days to really work so I'm hoping I have found my cure.

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    Ppi's didn't help me at all. Digestive enzymes with betaine hcl worked like magic. Eat little and often. Don't wear tight clothing round waist. Avoid fatty food. This worked for me.
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    Funny, silent burps - e.g., trapped wind in the chest - is actually my primary complaint.  As it happens I met with an eminent ENT surgeon on Harley Street in London yesterday.  I raised this issue and he said that it was a frequent side effect / complaint of those who have had the Nissen surgery which primarily deals with LES issues.  It has to do with the Vegas nerve he told me.  "In the olden days," the surgeon said, "they used to section the Vegas as a treatment."  He said nowadays in such instances the standard treatment used is to prescribe either Amityptiline or Citalopram (10 mg). Aparently this has proven effective in distracting the Vegas and helping to restore a rightful balance between your UES/LES syncronicity.  Who knows, it might actually help with the neural back issue.  Of course, everything the others have said is entirely beneficial to your overall health.  Here's to a full and speedy recovery, Gordon.  
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    I would be very careful about taking antidepressants like, Citalopram or Amitriptyline, unless prescribed by your doctor and not because you read it here in the forum, as they have a long list of restrictions and side effects
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    When I had Gallstones I use to burp like mad and at times my back would hurt, mine use to hurt as soon as I would lay down, sometimes it would last for hours. It was awful. maybe you have gallstones
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      I had my gall bladder removed many years ago and I never burped when I had it. When LPR started, the burping also did. It has to do with UES and LES, oesophagus and I can not take antidepressants. So, I breathe from my diaphgram and I also see a speech therapist. I am burping less and less...
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      i burp and now with chest pain that comes and goes did you have that too ?  and  i was doing fine for a while no eating fat  food drinking apple juice and  enzymes but couple days ago started to eat fats like breakfast  sandw....and that might cause the problem to come back bu t if i ihave gallstones i still have to get them out of my system 
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