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Old 01-27-2013, 06:19 AM   #2
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Location: Atlanta, GA
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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.

Good luck!