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Is this GERD?
Feb 14, 2009
I have dealt with nausea and stomachaches for several years now, along with headaches, dizziness, fatigue, shakiness, and a few other symptoms. Initially I was told it was panic attacks from the stress of having 4 kids. I didn't agree b/c my life is very good and I handle stress very well. The nausea got worse and they suggested IBS and acid reflux. I added more fiber into my diet and tried Zantac, Prolisec, Aciphex, Protonix and at least 1 or 2 more with absolutely NO relief. So I assumed it wasn't acid reflux. Next my dr's checked my gallbladder. My HIDA scan was only 16% so they took it out thinking that was the problem. NOT! I felt a littl better for a few months and then the symptoms started back up again. I've lost almost 20lbs (I'm down to 107lbs) and feel like I can't eat anything. If I eat too much (a normal adult size portion) I feel sick. If I don't eat enough I feel sick. I feel hungry often. I went off all dairy for 2 weeks with no relief in symptoms. Luckily for me, the symptoms are not EVERY day but at least 4-5 days a week. They also come and go sometimes throughout the day. I don't have severe pains in my stomach, just an overall ache. I also have a lot more gas and bloating then I ever had before.

I was just diagnosed with anemia, which probably explains the fatigue, headaches, shakiness, feeling cold, and a few others. The dr said that anemia can also make you feel nauseous.

I had my upper endoscopy this past monday and the biopsies were negative for H Pylori and Celiacs. The dr said there were red irritated areas in my stomach, which showed i had GERD.

My dr put me on Nexium, which I have bought yet b/c it's $166.00 for 30 pills. I already eat a low fat diet. How else can I make myself feel better? Does this sound like GERD?

Also, can anyone explain why most of the time I can drink coffee (2 cups of half calf max) or have a glass of wine or beer and it doesn't bother me.

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