About 3 days after taking the medication I completely stopped vomiting. It’s crazy that it took 9 years to diagnose me and fix me. I was so sick of waking up every morning just to vomit, I began thinking this is hell, and I don’t want to deal with this any more I wanted to give up!
Then as soon as the day goes on it creeps up and gets worse and worse. I have tried avoiding all the usual triggers and have also had 2 very unsuccessful attempts on PPIs.
The most common symptom of GERD in children 12 years and older is regular heartburn, a painful, burning feeling in the middle of the chest, behind the breastbone, and in the middle of the abdomen. In many cases, children with GERD who are younger than 12 don’t have heartburn. Many patients are embarrassed to mention excess gas to their doctors.
I have to watch what I eat. The pain is unbearable. I have had all kinds of scans and x-rays and found to have a very large hiatal hernia. It has pushed my stomach up over my diaphragm. It leaves me breathless if I walk very far or do too much standing (like preparing food).
Still, it’s important to keep your GERD at bay. Common symptoms include shortness of breath and chest pain, which may occur or worsen with physical activity. Over time, symptoms may become more frequent as the disease progresses. Over time, these deposits can restrict blood flow, which can cause a type of chest pain called angina. CAD can also lead to heart attacks and heart failure.
He gave me a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It was like magic.
I am 27 years old and have been suffering with GERD for the last 10 years. It all started when I was 17 and started having occasional heartburn when I would lie down and go to sleep. By the time I was 18 and starting my first year of college, the heartburn was so bad that I could no longer sleep laying down and had to prop a pillow up against the wall near my bed and attempt to get a couple hours of sleep every night. Eventually the heartburn became so bad that I was experiencing it all day long and not just at night time. When I was 19 I went to see a gastroenterologist who did an upper endoscopy and diagnosed me with GERD and told me that I had esophageal ulcers.
What are the symptoms of heartburn?
The esophagus squeezes shut on a piece of bread or dry meat. It has occurred when drinking a very cold drink. I must wait for it to release. There is a pain like a heart attack with lots of pressure and breathing is difficult.
I couldn’t keep any food down and when I ate just a tiny bit of food, I would get severe pain. I suffer from hiatal hernia pain.