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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  • Pollybizz


    Good Morning,Has anyone ever had a hernia that is causing GERD? Mine has been on a flare for so long they want to do a scope (already checked for pilori) to see it it's a herniaI don't see the connection but they seem to feel that's what it is. Surgery required?Thanks for any help you can give
  • charliegundam

    Newly diagnosed gerd

    okay so at first they diagnosis i have acute gastritis for almost a month nothing work on the medication.. so iwent to another doctor telling me i have gerd.. my doctor change my omeprazole to rabezole because he thinks in not responding to omeprazole and also antacid. I only eat oatmeal ing the morbing and night at lunch i each heavy meal to compensate the oatmeal which is only plain.. i will be...
  • emmab

    what to drink with gerd

    Hi, I'm new to the group. I'd appreciate suggestions on what cool drinks help quench thirst if water hurts one's stomach.I've had GERD for 20something years and took protonix for 15 years before anyone was aware of ppis' long-term use side effects. I was off protonix for 6 years by taking supplements to increase my stomach acid, during which time I had endoscopies that showed I was fine, and...
  • 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. 
  • RobinCH


    Hi all,I started having severe acid reflex just about a month ago, it came on all of a sudden.  I bought prilosec and took it for two weeks.  It was 90% better, but you are only supposed to take it for two weeks.  The third week the acid reflux came back so I went to a gastro doctor.  He wants me to go for an endoscopy.  I have not made the appointment yet but was hoping to get some feedback...
  • Jannahjess

    Memorable flare ups

    Hey all! I had to join a support group of some sort because at this point I'm feeling like no one close to me can relate to what I've been going through. Was diagnosed with gerd 3 years ago, but only recently have had a few memorable flare ups. They freaked me out so I stopped eating for the most part, going from 210lbs to 150lbs in five months, surviving only off of protein shakes. I am totally...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...