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Question: Feeling sick after bad heartburn attack

 magenta - Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:04 pm

Hi there, I'm a 21 year old female. Fairly normal eating habits, don't smoke, don't drink.

2 days ago I had really bad heartburn all day that day, which was strange as i rarely ever get it. It eased off late that evening, but i woke up the next morning (yesterday) with my stomach feeling very tight, feeling kind of burning inside and feeling like i wanted to be sick. Still feel this way today, wonder if its still part of heartburn? or just some kind of after symptom from the excess acid? I have not actually vomited though even though i feel sick.

Never really had heartburn before til the other day so i don't know if this is the same thing or something else.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Sep 05, 2007 11:00 pm

User avatar It would be difficult to say why this has happened. Typically heartburn doesn't exhibit long-term effects such as this but acid reflux can damage the esophagus so it's best to get it checked out and treated appropriately. You could see an internal medicine doctor or gastroenterologist about this.

Best wishes.

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