Discomfort in left side just under/next to ribs and unusual heartburn

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I'm a 19 year old female and I've had a strange discomfort in my left side just below/next to my ribs. It's been going on for approx 18 months but I usually only get it when I'm sat up, like driving or eating. I have been diagnosed with a small hiatus hernia, chronic gastritis and dyspepsia, but I feel this discomfort is unrelated to the symptoms of reflux I have been having, unless it's pain from the hernia which I don't think is likely. I also have strange heartburn, as soon as I lie flat I get instant relief which is usually the opposite to what most people get, but I don't think it's related to the discomfort only in the way that they both can be relieved by lying down. I'm wondering why my heartburn can only be relieved by lying down(prescription meds or antacids don't even make it go away) and what this discomfort is in my left side. 

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    Make an oppointment with your doctor
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      I've seen my doctor a lot and a gastroenterologist but still no solid answers really, was wondering if anyone knew through experience or if they had a similar thing

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    That pain, in the left shoulder blade and then under the left breast....is what I had for 3 months. Waking up at 3 in the morning, having to sit up. After 3 months of hospital tests,  heart, liver, kidney, gallbladder,etc. I finally found an internist who cured this.

    Take one Tablespoon of MaaloxMax or Mylanta or its generic equivalent.BEFORE each meal. This is trapped gas, It's painful!  You will burp and pass all the wind, and feel relieved.

    I now take chewable anti-gas tablets, one or two before a meal. The other products have magnesium which upset my bowels. I hope Simethecone helps you, It can't hurt.

     

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      Thank you for your reply, I'll definitely  try it! Hopefully it will help me as nothing else has 

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