can GERD cause severe ribcage pain?
Hi all I have been under investigation for chest pain and gastritis. I am beginning to believe I may have a bad case of GERD as Pariet and Zantac combination is helping me. I am trying to put everything together. I have been suffering from severe chest (behind breastbone) back pain. It is a burning sensation with chronic cough that is mildly productive and a stabbing pain in my stomach. Recently developed sore throat, hoarse voice and lump in throat feeling. My esophagus xray, CT for lungs and heart all came back normal. I understand that GERD can cause these problems but the one I can't explain yet is the searing ribcage pain that sometimes accompanies the chest pain. It is a searing pain that emcompasses my ribcage. It feels much like pleurisy pain and I have had recurrent pleurisy and inflamation of my chest wall lining in the past. It is similar but more of a burning. It prevents me for sleeping or even wearing a bra or seatbelt as any pressure on my ribcage (like laying down) increases the pain. Is this posssibly caused by GERD? Anyone have similar experiences?