Re: Questions about reflux
I had classic GERD symptoms for many years and ignored them. Then I started getting chest pains and was scared I was going to have a heart attack or something. Started to exercise and eat better in my mind to get my heart healthy. Most of my reflux problems seemed to go away but still occasionally had chest pain. Saw my doctor and he did an EKG and stress test which was all normal. Told me reflux was probably still causing it but I didn't really believe him, I was convinced I was going to have a heart attack some day. Fast forward a couple more years... I would go on and off my diet, relux would return, still had occasional chest pain. Reflux got so bad I finally got an EGD which showed that I now have Barrett's esophagus from years of untreated GERD. So FINALLY I exept that my chest pain is caused by reflux and I wished I had listened to him earlier. Listen to your doctor but hopefully, he/she will do test to rule out heart trouble. Oh yeah, I use to allow myself one can of diet coke per day but now have cut all carbonated beverages out of my diet and that seems to have got completely rid of my burping.