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Old 07-14-2011, 11:19 AM   #1
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Light burning behind sternum

Three months ago I had horrible stomach and chest pain. I was diagnosed with gastritis and GERD and give PPIs. Things have gotten better but I still have light burning sensation in my upper abdomen right behind the sternum. Will go see the GI doctor in a few weeks just wondering has anyone else had same sensation? Thanks

 
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Re: Light burning behind sternum

This is a typical symptom of AR/GERD. In my case the pain you describe as burning (I describe as Gnawing) can occur anywhere between the Bellybutton and the Sternum. I was also given PPIs but never took them as they can become addictive (my own choice).
Instead I just take Gaviscon and try to stay with a Healthy diet.
So!.. The answer to your question is Yes it is a typical symptom along with many other ones. Solofelix.

 
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