Middle of my chest pain?? Esophagus?

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I have no idea what this is..  My blood work was good 2 months ago, healthy weight...   But last night at dinner I was getting pains..  In the middle of my breast bone/chest OR even at the very top of my stomach!!   And I'm getting them again today!!  What is this?? It's not swallowing it's the part after swallowing . I searched it and some things popped up-- heart problems- I don't think so..  Acid reflux?? don't know- I guess whatever that is.  Irritation in the esophagus-- could be..

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    Sometimes you can get chest pain with indigestion which can be sore to touch.. I have had this symptom.  See your doctor for disgnosis.
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      OK thanks....   I guess I'll have to pay close attention to what I'm eating which I don't think is bad at all...  I hate to go to the doctor--just more time and money spent, by him telling me to do a 'food diary'.  But then even drinking water or sometimes just basic swallowing is uncomfortable..    I started taking Cod Liver Oil--Cinnimon flaver about a month ago, I won't take that this week and see what happens..

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      If you have heartburn as well, try an over the counter antacid and avoid greasy, spicy and fried foods.  See if that makes a difference.  Trying a food diary may in fact be helpful in identifying a problem food.  Try this for a week and if you are still getting symptoms, the best thing is to see your doctor.
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      Yes,  Thank-you!!   Just talked with a few older ladies and there are many foods that they have to avoid because of that...  Mine could be chocolate since I eat quite a bit of it..      And yes, if this goes on-- I will take my food diary to the doctor!!

      Thanks again!!!

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      Chocolate can be a stomach irritant as well as coffee because of the caffeine in it. The coco in chocolate can also be a problem.
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