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I believe i may have some reflux issues and possibly chest muscle issue too.

Had all sorts of tests done including blood, xrays, endoscopy and transnasal one to check boicebox too. Apart from mild irritation in my oesophagus nothing was found.

I get bad chest pain mainly to the left side of my chest. The usual discomfort when eating and moving too. Burps the usual acid reflux lot.

Well doctor gave me 30/500mg cocodamol to help ease the pain while im waitingto see another specialist and....

Well its eased the pain reduced burping and it feels eased reflux issues too. I can feel it very little now.

I can take 8 of the tablets a day but i take 2-3 a day only. Its been a week and i feel a lot better.

Has anyone had it?

Its suggesting my reflux could be cause by muscle issue or vice versa.

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    Hi, like you I have had lots of tests and I can't seem to find any definitive answers, but when my reflux is bad I seem to get a bad chest wall. The doctor's have put it down to costochondritis. I've ended up in a&e twice because the pain was quite scary and confusing. I have had some ulcers in the past but they didn't present like this. I would be interested to know if you get answers x

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      I thought of costochondritis too.

      Will let u know what i learn. Its not until september as according to them i can wait that long.

      Just to double check with u do u at times find eating uncomfy or painful lower in esophagus too? Cos i get foid related and movement related pains in same region.

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    yes I do get chest pain and belch, alot I think I should try the cocodamol, currently on rapeprazole, cemitidine,
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      I do have PPI Lanzoprasole 2×15mg a day too but those alone didnt help much.

      I been on ppi since last december.

      Was given cocodamol last week and its helped so much. Im burping lot less and pain is managed. I only take 2 cocodamols as its the minimum on i feel no pain. And ofcourse i watch what i eat.

      I was wondering whether upset chest muscle could bring on acid reflux.

      If i wish to try it the 30/500mg cocodamol is prescription only.

      Good luck.

    • Posted

      U could try buying the ones over counter but they only are 8/500mg.

      They dont have as much codein. Depends how much pain ure in.

      I was prescribed the stronger one as been at doctors many times with pain and im surprised it has not just reduced pain but also reflux.

      Do u have chest pains when eating and also moving?

    • Posted

      Yes I have chest pain while eating and also moving, even when am one place I do get them too, what do u think
    • Posted

      Do u still take it with ur ppi and when do u take them
    • Posted

      I only take cocodamol when i feel the pain is or might be coming back. My aim is to take the minimum i have to. Cocodamol isnt greatest drug. If misused its addictive. Cant drink alcohol. And ensure u move and eat fibre as it can constipate u. Drink enough.

      The fist day i took 3 in total out of being alowed 8 in 24 hrs.

      I never take it on empty stomach. So have 1 after breakfast then monitor the pain.

      See if u need more during day.

      I take one about 30mins before bed and our usual stuff like gaviscon. Sleep on inclined bed too in positions which are comfy and help avoid nightreflux.

      Hope it helps u.

      I been bad for months. This is first week i feel better.

      Let me know if u tried it and if it got u relief. X


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