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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  • ganderton

    GERD and panic attacks

    does anyone else have panic attacks that seem to be triggered when you have a GERD flare up? I'm on omeprazole and am waiting on an appt for an endoscopy but it seems when my throat starts bothering me, I get real panicky and it doesn't go away for hours. It feels like my throat closes up but that is from the panic attack. I tell myself it is only the GERD and will go away but the uncomfortable...
  • 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. 
  • Hi all, I tried searching the discussions before posting to make sure it hasn't been asked before and didn't see the exact circumstances, so I apologize if it's been asked before. I'd really appreciate your thoughts.I have been on ranitidine (Zantac) 150mg, twice a day, since 2011 and it has worked great. I'll have an occasional flare up, but only a few days of clean diet then I'll be back to...
  • Crisberube

    Bravo ph test

    Going through a 48 hour bravo ph test right now super miserable.  Heartburn and reflux x10.  >normally on rantinadin at night and protonix morning and night. And a prn I use is carafate even with these three meds I gave break through burn.   Anyone have any insight on what the doc will do with the results of this study when I'm already on medication that are not working?  I'm toed of being in...
  • SunnyS


    I was diagnosed with Gerd when I was 17 years old. Out of no where I couldn't eat anything without wanting to go to the bathroom immediately after. I would occasionally get bad stomach aches as a kid if I ate something bad, but nothing this bad. I went to the hospital and wasn't able to eat anything for my 3 days of being there. It was awful. I went through all these tests and it came back with...
  • 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...
  • e4now


    does anyone else have issues with the esophegeal sphincter?
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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).