GERD ruining life, and I'm only 18. Forced to be anti-social
I just wanted to share my story and symptoms so anyone else who might have similar problems can maybe help. I can't even eat out with my friends anymore in fear something will happen
I have been healthy all my life, able to eat anything I wanted etc, until maybe about 10 months ago, when I started dry heaving in the morning
The timeline would be:
-Started dry heaving after eat - thought it was nothing
-Few months later, got worst, dry heaving in afternoon after meals
-Noticed it was worst especially when I did not sleep well / was tired
-started 1 month on Protonix which helped
-symptoms started disappearing and I noticed I became lactose intolerant so I stopped with milk, which improved it
-Was manageable for a few months until the heaving after nearly every meal came back, and also heavy heaving in the morning
-thought it was from a post nasal drip infection, 10 days on antibiotics
-symptoms improved, month or so later got worst again, back to heaving after every meal
-Recently began throwing up bile in the morning and have very early fullness (after 1-2 bites)
I have concluded that it does not really trigger from anything I eat, except large meals, which I begun to avoid. Prilosec did not help. I am having trouble downing anything, and I think this problem has now also become psychological, I fear eating out with people incase anything happens during the meal. I get anxiety every time I have to eat with someone.
This has just been ruining my college life, I stay in my apartment all day, I do not even eat out with my bestfriend or girlfriend anymore. I plan on getting a GI scope soon.
Anything you have to say would be appreciated,
Last edited by Aerohow; 06-16-2011 at 02:19 PM.