Welcome to HealingWell and the GERD/Heartburn Forum. I am so glad you found us and thank you so much for the introduction.
Denise has given you great advice an information. You posted " My docter seems to think it will go in time and its just my personality"
May I suggest you get yourself a new physician, a GI specialist who will take your sx more serious.
GERD is caused by frequent acid reflux — the backup of stomach acid or bile into the esophagus.
When you swallow, the lower esophageal sphincter — a circular band of muscle around the bottom part of your esophagus — relaxes to allow food and liquid to flow down into your stomach. Then it closes again.
However, if this valve relaxes abnormally or weakens, stomach acid can flow back up into your esophagus, causing frequent heartburn and disrupting your daily life. This constant backwash of acid can irritate the lining of your esophagus, causing it to become inflamed (esophagitis). Over time, the inflammation can erode the esophagus, causing complications such as bleeding or breathing problems.
Many people with GERD feel anxious or stressed as this is not a nice disorder and like any other illness or disorder living with a chronic illness is going to cause you stress and anxiety. There ae many ways to work with stress reduction so if you are interested I will post some ideas for you.
Again a warm welcome,
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