MATTHEW’S PERSONAL STORY

Hello, my name is Matthew. I am 20 years old and currently a third year college student. Like so many stories on here, the initial onset of GERD felt like a heart attack. It all started on January 4th of this year (2022) while I was in New York for winter break. After enjoying some […]

ALICIA’S PERSONAL STORY

I really feel like I’m living in a really bad nightmare every single day. I’ve been dealing with all this going on six months now. It starts the minute I roll out of bed in the morning. My whole upper body hurts so bad including my neck, back, shoulders, and arms. My chest and stomach […]

CLAIRE’S PERSONAL STORY

I have had severe epigastric pain once in a while…also been diagnosed with Gerd..but they have found nothing for 6 years now…I feel like dying honestly..the pain is too much but all they ever say is that I have acidity….I don’t want this life anymore….they see nothing…I’ve gone through every form of imagery thrice but […]

DAVID’S PERSONAL STORY

Severe Symptoms started a year ago.But had acid reflux on of for probably 10 years if not longer. But didn’t develop GERD until I started using medication H2 blockers and PPI’sStarted using over the counter zantac or Ranitidine! At first worked wonderful for regular heartburn. The sensation of stomach acid burn in the lower and […]

KATHY’S PERSONAL STORY

I started feeling sick about 6 month before the pandemic hit. Unfortunately, my symptoms are virtually identical to Covid symptoms, and I had never heard of acid reflux or GERD before. I got a chronic cough, and post nasal drip, initially. After close to a year, I went to an emergency room and was diagnosed […]

ROBERT’S PERSONAL STORY

My name is Robert, 46 years old from the Philippines. My experience with GERD started 3 weeks ago. While I was doing my Work from Home duties from the Office, suddenly and abruptly. I felt vomiting the first time and regurgitation of foods to my mouth occur suddenly. I felt lump in my throat, difficulty […]

JAN’S PERSONAL STORY

Have suffered with chronic constipation my whole life.. I am 68 years old. I have tried linzess which worked for about 1 year and now stopped working .. have tried montegrity and trulance and amitza… nothing!!I don’t know what else to do.. have started drinking high fiber powder drinks which makes me go but it […]

ANDANI’S PERSONAL STORY

I was diagnosed with gerd 4 moths ago I always feel like the is air trapped on my throat it makes my throat feel tight and sometimes burning. Is not a good feeling at all I can’t breath properly and I’m always burping so that I can relieve my self the only thing that makes […]

SAMANTHA’S PERSONAL STORY

It all started when I was 7 weeks pregnant, the heartburn, the fast heartbeat like pounding drum that I even could hear it in my ears. I put it down to being pregnant, I suffered throughout my pregnancy and lost alot of weight because I just couldn’t stand to eat anything because it would repeat […]

EVA’S PERSONAL STORY

It all started when I was 16. I was playing with my cousin when suddenly I felt like I’m having a heart attack. It really stressed me out because I thought that I had heart attack symptoms. I then visited a cardiologist but he said that it’s just gastritis. He did not say anything about […]

THOMAS’S PERSONAL STORY

I’m in my late 60s and use to boast of my cast iron stomach but never abused with extra spicy foods. I had minor episodes of heartburn from time to time but chewing on Tums got me through any discomfort. That all changed about 45 days ago after a really uncomfortable bout of vomiting I’m […]

CHARLOTTE’S PERSONAL STORY

My first episode with GERD was in 2009. My pcp prescribed PPI also use Gaviscon. Tried two different PPI and never relieved symptoms. My pcp as last resort prescribed Reglan. Short term approximately for a month. Relief finallyI developed GERD again in 2017 after non stemi MI. Stent placed. Prescribed Protonix, Plavix and 81mg of […]