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Have had gord now it does not seem like it but have top of stomach and at back burning pain it seems in the chest and burbing went to the doctors 4days ago and put on nexium 40 but it does not seem to help burning when lay down and in the morning when wake up can you help

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Thanks for posting your query at
I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.
Burning in the top of the stomach and chest again point towards gastroesophageal reflux disease only.
Nexium usually provides good relief. But for complete relief lifestyle/dietary changes should also be done which you must be aware of.
These include -
1. Weight reduction if obese
2. Avoid smoking, drinking alcohol
3. Avoid coffee, citrus, chocolates , fatty food
4. Avoiding bedtime snack and going to bed at least 2-3 hours after food
If there is no relief in spite of these measures, then you need to undergo 24 hours pH monitoring to know whether you actually have reflux disease.
I hope that answers your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Patient replied :

Don't drink don't smoke not overweight have no blood pressure no diabetes can you have it in the back as well have had gord before but this seems worse how long will the nexium take to work have had it nearly a week now do I take nexium in the morning or night does it take a long time to go away thank you

It takes about 4-6 days before you can feel the relief from that PPI. It is better to take it in the morning, at least 30 minutes before breakfast.
If you do not find any relief by then, please get a 24 hour gastric pH monitoring done. An upper gastrointestinal tract endoscopy should also be done if it hasn't been done already.

Meanwhile, please follow the lifestyle measures mentioned previously, strictly.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
Regards, Dr.R.K.

Dr. Ratnakar Kini
Category: Hepatologist
Fellowship - DM - TN Dr.MGR Medical UniversityResidency - TN Dr.MGR Medical University Medical School - Stanely Medical College, TN Dr.MGR Medical University
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