I'm glad u responded as I've been doing an experiment and it seems the GERD is being caused by Asacol (the mainteance med for my UC). Now I have had GERD all my life but it definitely has been worse since I used this med.
I've been off Asacol for 48 hours. My GERD is now gone, my stomach is now fine and my appetite is really really brilliant. Even my BMs are better. Could it possibly be that the very med I'm taking to control my UC is affecting my tummy and even worsening my BMs.
Asacol is apsirin-based from the little I know. And I presume that "acid"-y type substances make GERD worse.
I'll post this on the UC forum too.
Asacol and Iron as Needed. <I've fallen back into unhealthy ways and really enjoying it, burb!>
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