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kday
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Right now I'm taking 1.3 g of Tylenol that seems to help quite a bit, but is there something better that isn't hard on the liver? I'm not on treatment right now, but I have detoxification problems, so tylenol is probably not a good choice. I do take NAC on a daily basis though, so I know that will help get tylenol out of my system.

Ibuprofen helps some days, but often it's not strong enough.

Vicodin is stronger, but it makes me itch too much.

Is there anything natural to help chest pain besides opium (which I don't have access to)? It's supposedly non-cardiac, but when I have the pain, I'm tachy with labile hypertension. I do have indigestion every time I eat unfortunately, and they think it's the most likely source of the pain. To me, it feels like my heart.

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Tincup
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Hey k day...

Sorry you have this pain. IF and only IF you have been cleared by a good doc and this isn't cardio related....

You said the ibuprofen helps some days but is not strong enough.

Do you take the prescription strength? If not, you might want to ask your doc about it. Works nicely for me.

Do you also take it on a schedule instead of waiting till the pain is very noticeable, then try to knock it down with a dose of ibuprofen?

Taking it BEFORE the pain is hitting you hard and taking it on a schedule keeps a blood level up so you aren't being like a yo-yo with ups and downs.

I am not a doctor... so do check with yours for medical advise.

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In case it is related to indigestion, have you tried taking prilosec or something similar?
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I would definitely try Nexium to see if it prevents the pain.

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Hey TuTu...

Have I told you lately that you are my favorite goon?

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Have tried PPIs for it with minimal relief. I am taking d-Limonene, and it seems to have the same effect as PPIs for the most part. No burning, but chest pain, indigestion, and burping still.

Nothing gives complete relief and the severity of pain does vary throughout the day. Sometimes it's enough pain where if you haven't experienced it, you might think your heart is failing. I just try to ignore it for the most part, but sometimes I can't stand it.

I do feel that ibuprofen helps, but since I already have indigestion, could a larger dose just make the problem worse?

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Cell food seems to help to me-chest pains can be from the lack of minerals

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I have acid reflux and when it flares up I get an AWFUL pain in my chest.

This is a fairly new diagnosis for me (acid reflux) and I feel it was caused by all the abx so I am off abx for now.

The 3 times it happened were horrible. My chest pain was so bad it went straight thru to my back and up to my shoulder and neck.

Kapidex which is a PPI did help me every time except the last time when I got a burn in my esophagus that took 10 days to heal.

It could also be gallbladder. Have you been checked for that? Gallbladder problems can cause very bad chest pain.

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