I am 19-years-old, extremely active and watchful of what I eat. For as long as I can remember, I've always had to be careful of what I am able to eat without having to suffer discomfort. I cannot eat any greasy, processed, fried, as well as anything high in lactose. I have also found that I cannot eat anything past 8pm without being woken up in the middle of the night with excruciating pain in my chest and upper ribcage. My remedies that had given at least some relief were liquid antacids and pepto bismol up until a few months ago.
Just recently I've had to become even more strict with what I am able to eat without having to pay for it later. A big difference that I've even experiencing is waking up with raging heartburn mid chest/upper ribcage, but also an immense amount of pressure that makes breathing a challenge (and scary). I also experienced pain throughout my spine, but centered around both shoulder blades. These painful symptoms have been lasting for up to 6 hours at a time, and I am unsure of what to do about them. If you have any ideas or experience with these symptoms, I would be more than grateful to listen and learn.View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.