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Heartburn in 7 yr old dd

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Clara35 Fri 17-Jun-11 21:26:44

My dd has been complaining of funny feeling and points to breast bone. Took her to gp today and he has given her tablets for heartburn/stomach acid. Anyone else have experience of this at such a young age?

jubilee10 Sat 18-Jun-11 09:43:08

Ds2 gets this occasionally, but he is 13. He gets it more when he is anxious.

Clara35 Sat 18-Jun-11 11:23:42

Dd would be anxious child & this pain was making her worse as she was worried something really wrong with her. She was delighted when gp told her she wouldn't have to go to hospital & has hardly complained since.

bruffin Sat 18-Jun-11 11:41:58

My DS had something similar when he was younger and we took him to the gp and was diagnosed with costochondritis
It is often worse when sitting down because the rib muscles are squashed together.
It also often happens to children who have lost a grandparent recently and they think they are having a heart attack, which is what had happened in our family. The explanation from the gp was enough to put his mind at rest

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