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Hello, I am wondering if someone could help or explain to me what this pain is? I experience this throbbing pain that occurs just below my breastbone and feels likes the top of the stomach. I experience it about once a month roughly and lasts roughly about 24 hours. It doesn't feel like heartburn - with the burning sensation, as well, not reflux. I kind of realised this when the Rennies & Gaviscon wouldn't relieve the symptoms. The pain would shortly stop after drinking water but reoccur shortly soon and eating kind of relieves the pain as well. I have noticed it's worse when laying down, which makes me thinking it must be reflux - so I am curious if anyone else experience these symptoms.
To give you a background around my health: I have been diagnosed with Achalasia Type 2 and had a procedure to help with the swallowing: Heller Myotomy with Fundoplication. My consultant confirmed I would experience reflux, no doubt about it - so I am on Omeprazole twice a day. I won't lie, I don't watch what I eat. I am 27 and wanted to keep some of my life not worrying about those issues, but I am being smart about it and avoiding those foods that would cause a trigger - I may just have a nibble on a bit of chocolate and not over do it lol.
I thought I would get in contact here first, before looking to speak to my GP and asking to be referred to a specialist. I should be coming up to a 2 year check up since my procedure for an endoscopy, but with COVID makes me think it could be delayed.
Thank you for reading 😃
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