Hello all, I came to a point just now that I had to register and get some advice. First of all, I am a 21 year old male in good health other than GERD. I have been taking Zegerid 60 mg once a day for a few months and was pretty much eating whatever I wanted with no problems at all. Alcohol and caffine are no longer part of my diet and this seemed to help me. The past two days have me scared and not knowing what to do.
The last couple of nights including tonight I am having a hard time swallowing without feeling like I'm going to gag. This is worse when I lay down so I haven't been sleeping hardly at all. My GERD has never really been heartburn, it always seems to effect my throat. I also notice the last couple of months it is like I have congestion in my throat/chest, yet tests say my lungs are clear so I'm guessing it is acid in my throat. I am only 21 and I feel like my health is crumbling right now and there seems to be nothing to help me. Should I call the doctor in the morning and see if I need to change medications?
I have also been suffering from depression partly because of this and I haven't felt happy for almost a year. I am to the point where even though I'm 21 I feel like I will never be truly health again. I do play racquetball 4 times a week and work out as well, but GERD is not allowing me to eat the way I need to in order to build lean muscle mass.
If anybody can help me please post, thanks