Re: Do I have GERD? Feeling awful!
Diagnosing GERD is so different for everyone.
I was diagnosed a few years ago, but my symptoms felt like I was having heart problems. I had shortness of breath and what felt like a racing heart. I went through a lot of tests before they diagnosed GERD. So, it's really hard to say what your symptoms mean. I will tell you this... if it is GERD, it can take a few weeks for the Prilosec to work. I was put on Nexxium and it literally took about a month before I felt better.
The good news is that if it is GERD, it's totally controllable. Once I got mine under control, I was able to back off the medication totally and keep my symptoms in check by watching my diet.