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For the last few days now I have been having severe burning in my stomach after eating it is right where the belly button is.


Is this the beginning of reflux? It it is what should I expect next?


Thanking you all in advance


Celia :blink:

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My experience with Reflux goes back almost 15 years but I can't remember it ever starting with a burning sensation so low down. Reflux is determined by a burning sensation in the chest and throat. The lining of the esophagus does not have the same protection as the stomach and acid from the stomach which regurgitates burns the lining.

I remember starting with episodes of heartburn and gradually it became worse. I found that certain foods made the whole situation worse irritating the esophagus also I could very often taste the acid in my mouth, a very nasty sensation.


I really don't know what your problem can be -- perhaps it's an overproduction of acid which could indeed begin to cause you problems. I would recommend a visit to your doctor to prevent Reflux from starting, I'm sure he can give you some meds for this.

I hope you find an answer and I'm sure someone here has experienced the same.


Best wishes

Barbs xxx

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My reflux didn't start like that. After I would eat acid tasting liquid would come back into my mouth. Or if I bent over right after eating I would have the same thing. Sometimes I hiccup and it happens. It also causes my throat and esophagus to burn. Sometimes my chest burns too. I am on so much medication for this that it is not as bad as it used to be. I hope that you can figure out what is going on with you.

Take Care!


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Hi Celia,

What you are experiencing sounds more like stomach troubles, e.g. upset tummy, "sour stomach", or perhaps the indications of an ulcer. Reflux is usually higher up burning in chest area. Here is a link to Reflux that may be helpful to you.

I hope you feel better soon!

Warm and gentle hugs,



ISN Support Specialist

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Hi there Celia,

Reflux has many ways of torturing us...one is like what others have explained here, the acid that finds its way back up, however there is also the feeling like there is something in your throat/chest that causes pressure and eventually pushes the food back up. I have also experienced a "contraction" feeling where the esophogus expands and contracts and is very painful.


As far as the burning in the upper stomach area, i an not positive, but I also think that the doctor should check you out for ulcers...hopefully it will just be the sour stomach!


Hope you find some relief...




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