DEE’S PERSONAL STORY

My experience with the gerd lasted for 20years. Tried the conventional way but it kept on coming back, antacids gave me short relief , until I started using alternative medicine approach. It worked, all overgrown bacteria balanced now I can eat even tomatoes, chili everything I used to enjoy before no drugs used only natural […]

ANONYMOUS’ PERSONAL STORY

This is in reply to the person who posted about severe anxiety with the GERD. Yes, I do understand. It is a vicious cycle. The anxiety triggers the acid reflux and the acid reflux triggers the anxiety. I’m scheduled for an endoscopy but am terrified of the meds they use to put you to sleep […]

ABIODUN’S PERSONAL STORY

I was diagnosed with gerd 5 years ago, I wasn’t funny at first because I knew nothing about it, I had heaviness in my chest, difficulty breathing, back throat mucus and all the discomforts. My main fear was when I started having anxiety and panic attacks, I went off food because I was scared of […]

JEN’S PERSONAL STORY

About 3 1/2 years ago I started getting severe heartburn, especially at night, and after drinking water. Would just take antacids and brush it off, about a year after that I started choking on my food, first time I was Christmas shopping in the mall. Symptoms continued like that for another year. About 1 1/2 […]

LINDSEY’S PERSONAL STORY

My story involves more than just gastroparesis. So I can’t really recall the first time I had most of these symptoms because well it’s been that long. Basically my whole life I would eat like a bird. I would practically eat 2-3 bites and be done. My stomach always feels full and I feel nauseous […]

JULIO’S PERSONAL STORY

Hello I was diagnose with GERD 4 years ago. At the beginning is tough because you don’t know nothing about this condition, you feel fear, blame, anxiety and even depression after feeling heartburn all the time. The main step to take is to change your diet right away and take medication for a short time […]

L. MCANAL’s PERSONAL STORY

I have had night time acid reflux ( GERD) for about 20 years. I was able to control it off and on with PPIs and all of the usual tips like not eating before bed and elevating my bed but nothing had been working for my recently. The trouble with elevating the head of my […]

GERD Awareness Week 2022: More Than Simple Heartburn

IFFGD raises awareness about GERD and its impacts on an individual’s quality of life  Mount Pleasant, SC (November 18, 2022) – Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) affects an estimated 18 to 28% of Americans, making it the most prevalent gastrointestinal (GI) disorder in the country. A recent population-based survey showed that 2 of 5 Americans reported having […]

ERICA’S PERSONAL STORY

Hi im 33 years old, im a mom and a wife. Ive honestly had acid relux since i was 16, i can always remember burping up after eating, but it never caused pain or anything. When i was having my kids, it turned into undiagnosed Gerd, but also caused heart palpitations because it always happened […]

CAMILLE’S PERSONAL STORY

I am 68 years old and was diagnosed with gerd in April. It has ruined my life. I use to enjoy cooking and eating. Now, I dread meal time as food tastes different, and I am very anxious about eating. I feel gerd has ruined my life. I feel I am going to end up […]

CAMILLE’S PERSONAL STORY

 I am 68 years old and was diagnosed with gerd in April. It has ruined my life. I use to enjoy cooking and eating. Now, I dread meal time as food tastes different, and I am very anxious about eating. I feel gerd has ruined my life. I feel I am going to end up […]

HEATHER’S PERSONAL STORY

Im 23 and was diagnosed with GERD a few years ago but have experienced symptoms for over a decade now. I basically cant keep any food or drink down.It got to the point where i just stopped eating when i was about 13 because i was so tired of regurgitating everything. i ended up severely […]