Sternum/breastbone pain and feeling lump in my throat. Please help!

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This would be my second post on this website. I hope to get some advice as I am not sure what is wrong with me! For the past week, I have been experiencing this really strange pain in the breastbone area. It is extremely uncomfortable and sometimes very sharp. I feel like a lump in my throat however, I can still swallow food and drink. But my main concern is this very uncomfortable pain in the breastbone area. I have been to the Dr but he was not exactly sure what it is. He said it could be acid and gave me medicine. I am not too sure if it is acid. I really hope this pain goes away. If someone have similar experience or could advice me something, I would be extremely grateful.

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    hi. i get this a lot really is part of acid reflux. drink plenty of water and avoid spicy foods for a while. Bread also sets me off. Hope you feel better soon

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    Yes, I agree, acid reflux, esophagitis. I also believe it sounds like it could be a hiatal hernia. thats what I have. Hiatal Hernias are awful. it has caused me such pain, acid, cant eat certain foods, etc. Sounds like you need a scope down your throat to really diagnose whats going on. If your Dr. gave you proton pump inhibitor, it takes a couple weeks, or more to heal the esophagus, stomach. If that med. is not working, you may have to change, or get prescription strength doses. I Agree, a bland diet for a few weeks, then gradually add spice, grease, back in to see if you can tolorate them. I cant eat anyof that kind of food still. you will learn, what you can and cant eat. maybe not milk, or wheat. and above all, STRESS trigers acid reflux.

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    Thank you so much everyone for the replies. I feel much better now. I was honestly too scared that it could be a heart problem due to the breastbone pain. It was scary for sure. But i will surely keep a balanced diet and see how the medicine goes. Dr has given me a Difflam Spray for the throat and Omeprazole for the acid. If these medicines do not work then I'll go back to the doctor. Thank you once again 😊

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    What do you guys do for stress? I have the problem where I don't feel stressed/anxious, but I'm starting to think I am.


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