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Acid Reflux / GERD Message Board

Acid Reflux / GERD Board Index

Hello, I am new here, and wish to ask if my symptoms of frequent slight nausea, weakness, muzzy head, and exercise intolerance could be caused by GERD. These symptoms appeared a few months before I had a heart pacemaker implanted for heart block (Wenkeback) quite recently, and it's working OK, but the same symptoms are still present, so apparently they were not caused by that problem.

Although I had a couple of acid refluxes in the night choking me, a few years ago, I have had none since, nor heartburn, nor stomach pain or upsets. I have read that GERD sometimes only shows itself by nausea, so before seeing my doctor I would like to ask the question here, where there is a lot of experience. I can read here how complicated a diagnosis can be, as food intolerance and other factors might be involved.
Thanks for your comments jane. I didn't explain the exercise intolerance properly, I shoud have said that the feelings of nausea increased with doing work, making it unpleasant, although physically I am capable and quite fit through lots of jogging up until recently, still walking miles with dogs but a bit weak-legged.
Ah, I didn't realize that was what you meant. Exercise can definitely worsen GERD, especially if your workout includes bending over, bouncing up and down, or most exercises for your abs. That whole year when my GERD was really bad, I couldn't do any abdominal exercises without getting horribly nauseous.

Definitely, it sounds like digestive problems could be what's wrong. I'd make an appointment with a good gastroenterologist and see what happens. In the meanwhile, try the lifestyle measures I mentioned.

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