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JUDE’S PERSONAL STORY

I had an endoscopy done 7 years ago after a few months of complaining of bloating and discomfort in my stomach. Turned out I had acid reflux, a hiatal hernia and gastritis. I was never really a “healthy” eater, but did my best to limit most of my triggers. Most were easy, aside of my […]

DESIREE’S PERSONAL STORY

I had my first episode of gastric ulcer 7years ago ans with triple treatment, i was cured. Then this year 2024 around February, i noticed burning sensation around my chest which i thought was caused by anxiety after hearing a bad news. I thought it will go off any minute but the burning sensation continues, […]

ANONYMOUS’ PERSONAL STORY

My GERD /ARRHYTHMIA STORYI had abnormal heart rhythms for over 10 years. As it would come and go it was difficult to capture the abnormality on a monitor. My heart would race, thump, stop, race, thump, stop in a very erratic manner. This would go on for 1-8 hours leaving me exhausted as if my […]

ANONYMOUS’ PERSONAL STORY

I’m a 33 years old male from UK.My symptoms started 4 weeks ago. Usually in the evenings for a week, arriving home some choking feelings which didn’t affect my swallowing or breathing, simply felt worrying.A week later at work, it started as well, but I couldn’t swallow properly and felt the airway was tighter. Went […]

T’S PERSONAL STORY

Off and on pain for years. Seems to be triggered by anxiety and depression. Sitting in church today and can’t focus because my stomach and chest are hurting. Burning sensation. So annoying. Taking pantoprazole but it seems like sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. Had an endoscopy 2 to 3 yrs ago and everything […]

KIRBY’S PERSONAL STORY

I’m an 85 year old male with a life long, on and off problem with a, “lazy bowel.” Pooping was, thank the Lord, a problem until I discovered a “silver bullet.” As a kid my mom would administer castor oil for my problem. It worked! After reaching 80, two trips to the ER I was […]

SUE’S PERSONAL STORY

My journey into this nightmare started when I started peri menopause. I didn’t know then that dropping estrogen weakens the sphincter muscle. Around that time I lifted a stupidly heavy table and heard and felt the les muscle rip. The pain was unbelievable. So now, many, many years later and with my estrogen continuing to […]

2023 GERD Awareness Week: Shedding Light on Life with GERD

IFFGD raises awareness about GERD and its impacts on an individual’s quality of life MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., Oct. 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) affects millions worldwide, challenging their daily lives with persistent symptoms and discomfort. A population-based survey showed that 2 of 5 Americans reported having experienced GERD symptoms in the past, and 1 of […]

EILEEN’S PERSONAL STORY

My dad had Gerd pretty bad as I remember. I remember growing up and seeing him gulp down Maalox. We always had a bottle on the frig. When I got to be around my mid-fifties, I started feeling heartburn. I woke up and had pain in my chest. It was lower, at my xyphoid area. […]

GERA’S PERSONAL STORY

I developed GERD and IBS about 2.5 years ago. I went through a lot of stressful life events and ever since then I’ve been suffering from neverending stomach pain/ cramping and horrible acid creeping up my throat, especially when I’m trying to sleep at night. It feels ike acid is burning a hole in my […]

JIM’S PERSONAL STORY

male 60+ have had throat burning reflux episodes. am fit and active, non smoker. had an endoscopy within the year which found no issues. was on PepcidAC alone for years, then began on Nexium for 2 yrs ago + PepcidAC 1 tab each night. I was no longer having any throat burning episodes but after […]

LISA’S PERSONAL STORY

Three years ago kept waking up at 2am with heart racing and sky high blood pressure. Felt nauseous and chest and arm pain. This went on and off until had three attacks in one week. Each Ecg came back fine. It wasn’t until fourth attack in a week that I examined by a Gastro consultant […]

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