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Hello, I am a 24 year old female who is on the overweight side and has been experiencing ongoing and unrelieved upper abdominal and chest pains for about three weeks. The pain extends across the entirety of my front underneath my rib cage, and the chest pain is exclusively behind my breast bone up into my throat at times. When I eat I fill incredibly quickly and uncomfortably, and occasionally feels like food gets stuck in my esophagus and works its way back up into my throat a little. The pains get worse at night when I go to bed, making it difficult to sleep. Nothing completely alleviates the pain, but walking does help. I noticed about a week and a half ago that I was constipated as well. My gastroenterologist believes this is just a severe case of heartburn and constipation that will relieve when I am able to go regularly again. I am taking nexium twice a day (have been for the last few months because of indicative heartburn issues), Xifaxan (I am almost done with my two week prescription), and other assorted medications to try and alleviate some occasional nausea. I would really like any advice on what could be wrong and if there's something else I could be doing to help. I have tried Omeperazole and Zantac as well, to no avail. Even strong anti nausea medications don't alleviate any pain or discomfort (no vomiting thank goodness). Thank you to all who read this, please feel free to ask other necessary questions.
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