It may not be as bad as you think. I have GERD, arthritis, fibromyalgia (maybe), had lots of pain and fatigue. Not as fatiged now but still have arthritis, pain, and yes, GERD. I am just barely 52, Female. Also on antidepressant medications, high blood pressure meds. I do feel much better now. I probably had hepatitis for 25 + years before I was even diagnosed. Mostly ignored by doctors, they felt I was some kind of a neurotic woman. THey were wrong. Do not give up. Are you on medication for GERD. . . sometimes I get the worse chest pain from it. The first time it happened I felt like I was having a heart attack.