I have chest burning , ive been on 3 rounds of antibiotics & prednisone...is that why?

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i have emphysema,have had an infection for three weeks. The doctor gave me 3 three different antibiotics, one as a shot, and prednisone.  I’m not much better and now I have a burning in my chest especially when I eat but it doesn’t fell like heartburn. Could it possibly be pneumonia? Or some sort of stomach issue from the drugs?

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    I often had that sensation when ever I was on prednisone. I also had residual aching along my chest walls.  It could be a combo of issues especially if you are coughing. Have you tried anti acids for influx?
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      There are tons of better meds than tums, developed in the last 25 years. You might try some of those. My lung doc is very partial to pepcid/famotidine, which has the added blessing of not having to chew chalk. He also says that in at least 20% of his patients there is a worsening of what had been a small hiatal hernia. When that is repaired, he's no longer needed.

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    Not sure what the burning could be. I am not a doctor. The only time my chest would burn is when I smoked to much. It might be high pollution, allergies, hard to tell. I would tell your doctor, he might be able to shed more light for you.
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    I've had Pneumonia and my Dr. had me get a chest x-ray before he would confirm it. He immediately prescribed an antibiotic that was powerful enough to make me better. A complete blood test may discover why your chest is burning. Acid reflux is another possible reason, you need to consult with your Dr.  confused

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    Hi,

    I had this recently during two courses of a/b's and steroids but I wouldn't describe it as burning exactly, it was more like slight indigestion  or a slight tightness accompanied by a lot of burping!  Of course, I started worrying that it might be a problem with my heart as people have described heart pain as indigestion.  That's where this forum is such a comfort as we can all share our worries especially as I have such a horror of medical appointments.  Try not to worry too much. 

     

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