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Acid Reflux / GERD Message Board

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Hi, I'm 25 years old and I totally feel you! I've only had GERD for about 3 months now but it's been a crazy time so far. The symptom that bugs me the most is throat burn. Used to have chest pains but they're no longer there. I'm also worried that my oesophagus and throat might be damaged in the long term by the acid.

I did my endoscope about awhile back and I'm on a 4week course of PPIs and Gaviscon Advanced and I find that it stops my throat burn. Maybe try taking PPIs and see if they help alleviate your chest pains? There are apparently some side effects to PPI so I do hope to stop them eventually but right now my doctor told me that my symptoms will go away after this 4 week course (first time im taking PPIs for such an extended period of time). We shall see.

Because of GERD, I quit drinking and smoking too. It's tough adjusting but I've learnt that you gotta do what you gotta do for your health. Do like what JudyLady mentioned above. Eat less and avoid spicy food and all that. You can also eat manuka honey, add chiaseeds in your water and all that other good stuff for your body to boost your immunity.

This might sound cliché but I find that what helps is really a positive attitude and a good sense of humour about all of this. Worrying too much will make you more anxious and make your symptoms worst. I went through that phase where I just worried non-stop and kept worrying but I decided to just **** it, eat my meds, and try to live my life.

I hope you get better soon! :)

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