2 Weeks ago I could not have been happier in my life. Then my GERD symptoms came back.
I had been diagnosed by a GI specialist with GERD, via and endoscopy 3 years ago. At that time I took Prilosec and Mylanta. It didn't work very well for me, so I quit the Prilosec after 8 months, quit my very stressful job, and within 2 weeks all my GERD symptoms went away for 1 1/2 years. My Dr. and I assumed the GERD was coming on due to stress.
Now here I am, happier than I'd been in years, and out of nowhere it strikes. Its been 2 weeks and its is not calming down. I'm taking Zantac and Pepto Bismal everyday, but it only calms the symptoms down by half. My symptoms are horrible chest pain, feeling like food is stuck in my throat, tightness in my chest, and coughing.
So now, I'm just getting so depressed and discouraged that this won't calm down. My husband and I were even trying to have another baby, but now all our plans are on hold so I can deal with this horrible pain. Does GERD come and go like this?
By the way,
I do not ever use caffine, coffee, soda, spicy foods, I'm not overweight, and I don't smoke. I eat very healthy and I exercise. According to how I live my life, I should be the poster child for someone who does NOT get acid reflux. So where do I go from here? Please help, I'm so sad and upset.