After climbing the stairs or other exertion, I've started having a burning, painful sensation in
the area of my chest and
neck junction. It actually feels centered at my lower throat
, immediately above the sternum. It feels like it's on fire. Also, my heart rate speeds up considerably. It subsides quickly with rest. I am 3 years post RNY (gastric bypass). I also have cirrhosis (non-alcohol type), with an enlarged spleen and portal hypertension.