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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  • Hi all. I started getting heartburn in March which started going all the way up my throat and into my mouth. It has gradually got worse. I had a barium swallow and an endoscopy both which came back negative for anything so they said I didn't have gerd. Now however i have constant for the want of a better word heartburn but it is much worse than that. I get waves of acid flowing up my throat, it...
  • HELLO EVERYONE, MY NAME IS TONIA AND I HAVE A SON WHO HAS A VERY RARE DISEASE CALLED ACHALASIA. HE WAS DIGNOSED AT AGE 12 AND IS NOW ALMOST 24. HE HAS HAD 2 MAJOR SURGERIES FOR THIS SURGERY OF THE ESOPHAGUS. HE SUFFERS NOW WITH SEVERE ACID REFLUX DUE TO HIS STOMACH BEING OPENED ALL THE TIME TO THE ESOPAGUS. HE SUFFERS WITH EXTREME ESOPHAGEAL SPASMS THAT NOT EVEN THE STRONGEST PAIN MEDS HAVE...
  • Squarley

    Chest pain

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    Chest pain in chest and back and esophagus hurt a lot with my as acid reflux and Gerd anybody else experience that and sometimes it goes to my back.
  • BsMomma

    Flare up

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    Hi! I was diagnosed with GERD and LPR about a year and a half ago. I was put on omeprazole 20mg once a day. I have had my times here and there where I have some random heartburn or regurgitation. But for about a week I have had mild nausea, back pain, and some stomach pain (almost like gas pain). The only thing that has given me relief is Mylanta. The feeling in my stomach is very similar to what...
  • A week ago all of a sudden my esophagus just seemed to swell up. For the first 2-3 days I was just have a hard time swallowing and choking if something was too big. by day 4 I could not swallow anything but liquid. I went to the ER. They did a barium swallow test which showed nothing but a delay in my swallowing. No physical blockage, which I guess, is good. They sent me home and told me to take...
  • Hello everyone,I have been suffering with dizziness and other symptoms for the last 4 months. It has been horrendous, and Ive written in other forums trying to find out why why why because I am so so so ill. I have been admitted to hospital several times, gone to ear doc, neurologists you name it, to get well--- nowhere. Tests come back always fine.One of the other symptoms was problems breathing...
  • nymima

    Pepcid

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    I was just prescribed Pepcid 40 mg today for acid reflux. Is Pepcid considered a PPI? I know there is some kind of discussion about these meds in reference to kidney disease, esophageal cancer and even dementia. I don't know what to do now.
  • Just wanted to put this up. I've had acid reflux for a long time. 20 or so years ago when I got stressed I'd start throwing up a clear liquid. Over the past few years it became more like the standard heartburn, it would wake me up at night, I'd wake up with acid in my mouth. I tried to avoid certain foods but after a while I'd get it anyway. Maybe it was weight gain, age, other meds, don't know.I...
  • sahaj

    why every morning...

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    I never feel fresh on waking up in the morning.I always wake up with heart burn and burning throat.I throw up on drinking water,start feeling dizzy and sleep again.
  • I've had major heart burn the last week. It's hard to get around. I take tums now. Any advice? Please? Thank you.
  • Ok so I've been taking a PPI for years now. I've tried going off them and I've been to two GI doctors. I had a scope dune and all that. In what I thought was unrelated I made another appointment with my general doc for various weird symptoms such as heart feels like it skips a beat and itchy skin and eczema flare. I thought it was all just anxiety and allergies getting worse due to stress.Welli...
  • Hello everyone! New here. I have recently stopped PPIs, about 3 weeks ago. (I may have had two nexium in last 3 weeks.) I was on them for 4+ years. I started a very low carb diet nearly 3 months ago as I can't handle carbs any longer. I was on different PPIs at different times. Lanzo, ome, nexium being the last. I have been experiencing some burning sensations, not too bad, but lots of dizziness,...
  • Well not really new, it's been almost 2 years, it started at the same time that I started having allergy issues (Never had them before) but the doctors told me it was acid reflux, and gave me OTC stuff to try. It helped for the first set (Which was a 14 day trial, that you do every 2 or 3 months) but that was the only time it helped.I admit I was really bad at drinking soda's but have since...
  • Several times I have awoken with a strong vomit taste n my mouth and eventually start to throw up pure stomach acid....usually if I can drink some milk it will subside and I will be fine...last week though I woke up to ththis happening, and with every intake of breathe my chest was tight and I was wheezing. To make a long story short I ended up n the er where they did nothing....followed up...
  • joneszy93

    Endoscopy scheduled

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    I called and scheduled my endoscopy. Its going to be on Monday the 29 at 10 in the morning. I'm kind of nervous, but I'm going to have my boyfriend with me so I think that'll help calm my nerves a bit. At this point I just wanna get it done and figue out what's going on and get it done. I'll be sure to keep you guys updated on what's going on what the results are.