Hello Newmother...and welcome to healingwell. I am glad you have found us for support. I am sorry you are suffering so much though.
I have a few thoughts for you.
Are you going to be getting Medicaid soon? You certainly do need to see a GI and see what is going on. A lot of what you are describing does sound like GERD, but you also mentioned the IBS, which could contribute to what you are feeling as well. Along with your anxiety issues, you do have a lot going on.
Until you can get into the GI, here are som suggestions...
Watch what you eat. Don't eat spicy things. Don't eat big meals. Don't lie down right after eating. Just be cautious of what you eat, and how much.
Also, you could try using a liquid antacid, which can be purchased anywhere, and see if that gives you any relief at all.
Get on top of getting insurance, because the BEST advice I am able to give you right now is going to the GI.
If your anxiety issues are severe, I'd also suggest talking to your family doctor about
fixing that, and maybe even seeing a pdoc, if it's that severe.
Please, stick with us, and tell us how you are doing, and don't hesitate to ask questions. That's what we are here for!
Wishing you the best!!!
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