GERD & Heartburn Support Group

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is defined as chronic symptoms or mucosal damage produced by the abnormal reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus. This is commonly due to transient or permanent changes in the barrier between the esophagus and the stomach. If you are afflicted with GERD or heartburn, join the group and find support.

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  • Carre1985


    So i have been having the worst gerd and it seems that nothing is helping just want to get some info on what help please and thank you 
  • deleted_user

    Ibuprofen causing acid reflux?

    I've been a GERD sufferer for about 10 years, having been on different treatment plans, and I'm managing, but only recently (within the past year, maybe less) I've found that I can't take ibuprofen without getting a flare up? Has anyone else had this problem? This has been extremely unfortunate for me (I'm a dancer, so I'm constantly plagued with aches and injuries and used to take ibuprofen all...
  • e4now


    does anyone else have issues with the esophegeal sphincter?
  • taycr23

    gerd, acid reflux mesenteric lymph nodes

    Never posted in a group like this, but I need more information. I am  a 23 year old female. non smoker. for years and years I've had severe acid reflux and GERD to the point I cant function some days or eat anything as it just comes back up. A little bit ago I was having really bad abdominal pains around my belly button. Just saw my specialist and he said I had infected mesenteric lymph nodes...
  • MrsRobinson


    Hi everyone My Gerd is getting so severe I am choking on everything. Which stressed me out and gives me anxiety. I try to eat well and slow and it still bothers me. I am on omeprazole and A blocker that I mix with water 4 times A day. A chalky substance. Does anyone else have this choking problem. What eases it for you? I can't even go out to eat with friends for fear of embarrassment. Any...
  • kim1216


    ive been suffering from GERD for 14 years since I was 25! I am now 39 and my medication (Prilosec) isn't very effective anymore. My stomach bothers me most of the time. I get nauseas, burning stomach and a lot of belching. I've never had an endoscopy done and I suppose I should but just wondering if anyone else has had severe GERD for years and what you've done to control it?
  • kellymarie333

    Anyone had Antireflux surgery performed?

    Hello.  I am new to this whole support group thing.  I have had GERD, a hiatal hernia, acid reflux, esophagitis, IBS and other lovely stomach issues for a long while now (maybe 15+ years diagnosed).  Just last week I had one of the worst flair ups I have ever had!  I couldn't keep anything down; my Zofran wasn’t working at all.  My potassium depleted so bad I had to go to the ER to get...
  • jacobdo77

    GERD Misdiagnosis

    GERD is one of the most misdiagnosed conditions in this country. The symptoms associated with GERD are as follows: reflux, gas belching, bloating, nausea, flatulence, abdominal pain, dairrhea and/or constipation, etc. These symptoms are common to the folowing disorders: Hypochlorhydria and Hyperchlorhyria.  Hyperchlorhydria is the excess producton, of strong hydrochloric acid, produced by the...
  • kim1216


    is it possible to have had chronic GERD for over a decade and not develop Barrett's esophagus or cancer? Can it stay as just GERD? I'm going for a scope for the first time after having chronic GERD for over 13 years. I have been on PPI's for 13 years. 
  • leelee

    GERD and EOE

    Have anyone with GERD later get EOE. My stomach lining stay inflam like gastritis as my GI puts it with ulcers and recently had my esophagus dilated after the finding of a lot of inflammation on my esophagus. A biopsy was done and came back positive for eosinophilia. Have anyone else had this issues as my GI don't want to diagnose me with EOS but eosinophilia resulting from the acid from my GERD....
  • ThusFar

    Question about diet

    I am newly diagnosed.  For a year I have had SOB and gasping in the night.  My doc decided to have the ENT scope me because part of my gasping has been caused by my throat closing at night.  The ENT found my voice box very swollen likely due to reflux.  Apparently you can have a small trickle of acid coming up without knowing it.  I do have occasional heartburn, stomach burning, and rarely...
  • Willyt

    Linx procedure

    i just had Hiatial Hernia surgery and the Linx procedure yesterday.  (11-17-16).  
  • adlk1234

    Esophageal Manometry test

    Has anyone had this test done ? I am scheduled to have one prior to being scheduled for a Nissen fundoplication. I am told it can be very uncomfortable, even painful. I would like to have some honest opinions on this if you've had it done and just exactly how bad it is. Thank you.
  • tthomp1967

    Dexilant 60mg - Side Effects or other?

    I just joined this group the other day and posted as well, however I wanted to inquire if anyone here is on Dexilant and experienced any issues/side effects. I have been taking 60mg a day every morning (30 mins before breakfast) since March and it worked like a gem and now beginning of July I started getting my GERD symptoms back along with dizziness and fatigue. Aside from Dexilant, I take...
  • brattsr2cute

    A permanent solution

    Hi all,My name is Brittany and I'm 24 years old. I have been dealing with GERD since I can remember. I had reflux as an infant and all through my childhood and into my adult life. I have been on every medicaion you can think of. I've taken every over the counter med possible and maxed out prescription meds. I am currently taking Omeprazole 40 mg 3x a day. I have tried all the diets and avoided...