Can acid reflux cause you to also almost feel hungry mixed with nausea?

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I'm 99% sure I've got acid reflux, but one thing I don't see people ever list as a symptom, is it almost feeling like you're starving mixed a little with nausea. It like with me, sometimes they take turns. I'll feel bad acid, then nausea mixed with its then acid with what feels like an empty hungry stomach.

Anyone else?

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    I to suffered from acid reflux.

    But I try and control it with not eating and drinking the food that trigger it.

    My symptoms at the worse are


    Tightness in my chest ( felt like a heart attack) went to A&E because it

    was that bad.



    Tummy gurgling


    Always hungry.

    I was on acid reflux tablets for years but in the end they stopped working so I took myself off them. Only have gaviscon now when needed.

    Be aware that anxiety can make symptoms worse.

    Hope this helps

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    Yes I've had that feeling before have you tried any over the counter meds for it I would if not helpful see your doctor

  • Posted

    Hi Sarah,

    Yes I totally used to get this feeling, it was so weird, one minute I was feeling like I was going to throw up, next minute I'm starving, I never really took any notice of it coz I've had so many symptoms over many years.

    I did have surgery last June to fix my reflux and and hiatus hernia, surprisingly on the odd occasion I still get this but it's not as intense as before my op.



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      I suffer with anxiety however lately I have been having severe stomach discomfort and the doctor thinks I might have a hiatal hernia so I have to go have a CAT scan done. Meanwhile I feel a hungry/nauseous feeling. Also I've been getting some burning sensation in my throat roof of my mouth and etc. I just don't feel good and this is making my anxiety much worst. Im scared I'm like dying or something. I get tightness in my base of my throats and heaviness in my chest and pressure/hungry/nauseous feeling in between my breasts.... followed by some burping and yucky feeling. Also gives me palpitations sometimes 😣 

    I hate this and hope I'm not alone with these scary symptoms 

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      I know you posted this a number of months ago, but I have been having very similar symptoms for months now and the doctors are so slow at getting available appointments am getting nowhere fast. Did you ever get any answers?

  • Posted

    Yes, i get this a lot even though i'm on a lot of lansoprazole to control it. When i have a bit of a flare up i get a starving hungry feeling , almost paimful which then makes me feel sick. Recently i've had a bad flare up of reflux and i've even been woken up im the early hours where its so bad.

  • Posted

    I think this discussion has been re triggered from a recent response. Yes I too get that hungry and nausea feeling. 



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