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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  • deleted_user

    Voice problems with GERD

    My GERD affects my voice because the acid has been making its way up into my esophagus and burning it. My voice becomes very hoarse at times especially in the mornings, sometimes I lose my voice altogether. It is very stressful. I am trying to modify my diet to help this problem but its not easy knowing what to eat and what not to eat. Does anyone else have the "voice" problem?
  • mlr0853

    New to Group

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    So what is causing my current stomach issues: STRESS is the killer! I have a 20year old son...do I need to say anything more :-) Not new to Gerd, hiatal hernia, acid reflux, or general chest pain. When i get the 'feeling"..I'm ready to run to the nearest bathroom. Like today at library, last week at rite aide store. The worst is when I'm in bed...searching for the position where my stomach...
  • sara23

    Beverages ?

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    Does anyone know of any good tea ? That's gerd friendly or other beverages I could try ? I've been only drinking water. Any suggestions would help. Thanks!
  • sara23

    New

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    Hello everyone! My name is Sarah and I'm 19. I've been dealing with gerd symptoms for about 3 months maybe 4 and I wasn't sure what I had until I went to the doctors and was diagnosed with it. The burning pain in my stomach/esophagus and the nausea I just couldn't take anymore. I was starting to feel like everything I ate was making me sick and the pain so terrible I would barely eat which led to...
  • Community Leaderacuriousfish

    Apple Cider Vinegar working

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    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...
  • Hi , I really would appreciate anyone's help... So I assume I was diagnosed with Gerd back in the days when I was 18. So for 10 years I have had it and got heartburn once in a while. A few years I had to be on PPIs for a few months and I easily was off of it. TO be honest I didn't even pay attention to anythning and stopped when I got better.So now I am on Lanzoprazole for the past year or so, I...
  • Oscar14

    I'm really desperate, all advice welcome.

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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • gramybear

    Learning new Format

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    First of all I want to say to Oscar that you need a second opinion, yesterday!!! BS that you don't have Gerd or Acid Reflux. Just be careful self medicating because the meds they give not only cause bone loss, but also cause kidney damage.As for me, I just had an Endoscopy and the results came back with: Diverticulitis, Gerd, Gastritis, Microscopic Colitis, IBS, and Gastroparesis. Yea, wow is...
  • Tonia73

    What medicines do you all take for GERD?

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    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.
  • momamanda3

    Esophigitis, GERD, EOE??

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    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.