I know, it does all go hand in hand...which sucks, b/c the foods you are supposed to eat for constipation cause gas and sometimes reflux too.
I read an article concerning acid reflux/GERD symptoms...but instead of having too much acid...you have too little. When you don't have enough acid...the food is not broken down and can cause a lot of problems. Hence my going on the Betaine HCL. I am really hoping that this will help and I can eventually go off of my Nexium. I want to get off of this stuff so bad. I tried cutting my dose in half, but I couldn't function. I get soooo nauseated and feel burning pain in my chest and a lump in my throat. My heart races and feel like I am going to faint.
I have never been checked for gallbladder. My doctors are pretty certain it isn't that...as this all started (well I have had acid reflux on and off since adolescence) but it all got worse after I had my daughter. I ended up with gastroparesis (slow emptying stomach) and things just went down hill from there.