Hi Bears! I just posted about
chest pains, anxiety, and GERD in this thread:
I also agree about
getting some GI tests done if you do think it's GERD! I've actually had an EGD (scope) and esophagal manometry (tests the strength of your esophagus) but have not had a barium swallow yet. But it wouldn't surprise me if a barium swallow is the next test my doctor orders since that's a common GERD test :)
Diagnoses: GERD, small hiatal hernia, allergies (haven't been tested yet)
Medications: Nexium (GERD), Singulair (allergies), Tazorac (acne)
Note: I suspect my GERD was caused by taking antibiotics for acne. Please be careful about taking antibiotics when not necessary!