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i dont understand how acid reflux could cause symptoms like they do...i started with acid a couple of years ago.i also started getting chest pains a couple of years ago..i still get them now.top left of chest and left side of rin cage along with the odd stabbing pain here and there. constantly clearing my throat.pain between shoulder blades and neck and headaches..ok.these pains arent severe but how could reflux cause this.a single tube running from throat to stomach.what exactly is reflux.??.i tend not to bring acid up too much due to ranatadine and nexium but is reflux a diffrent symptom....its very difficult to get along with daily routines.theres also the anxiety and stress that goes with all this too.....any info would be great.thanks.

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    I am going through the same thing. I was diagnosed with acid reflux about 5 years ago and have been on and off the meds. Chest pain and the pains you described are happening again, but I can't remember if I had these before or not. I think I did and am hoping it's acid reflux or costochondritis. Or a combination of both. Sometimes it hurts a bit to take a deep breath too. I am back on the meds hoping it helps.

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      yeah..anythin helps.as it stands now im not having any problems but that could change in the morning..its weird......trying to have a life and having this going on at the same time.my problem is i dont understand it..reflux, gerd, acid reflux silent reflux.....???.then all the diffrent symptoms too.its like one thing starts something else off and so on..thanks for reply.its good to know someone takes time to read and then tries to help.....good luck with your problems.
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    The oesophagus lies next to the vagus nerve. Any spasms etc of the oesophagus may be transmitted by that nerve. It is called the "vagus" nerve because it can be responsible for symptoms of vague origin. Pains may appear to be felt in locations other than their origin.

    Do read the Down With Acid book. It is an encyclopaedia of everything about acid, reflux, complications and management, factual and fully researched and approved by consultant gastroenterologists.

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      ok mr B....im gonna read the book.im hoping that the book can point me in a certain direction from maybe telling me the best foods to eat to what meds are a waste of time or to stop taking them.maybe even go further from day to day.thanks so much for your help and info.....
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      It's not what we eat but how we eat that's important.

      Acidity of food is not the proble. Obviously if you find a food is a particular trigger for you, it should be avoided but generally the effect of the acidity or alkalinity of foods on the reservoir of highly concentrated hydrochloric acid in the stomach makes no difference.

      There are certainly a number of charlatans and snake-oil salesmen who promote their own diets and theories but the bottom line is they want to sell you their products. (I include Norm Robillard amongst those. )

      The book is comprehensive and has nothing to sell; it is attempting to save lives.

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