Some of you know me as a long-term HW member, but I've never posted on the GERD forum before. In the past few months I've had a couple bouts of SEVERE stomach pain and nausea, and both times my doctor put me on Nexium, which immediately helped, but then my symptoms came back as soon as I stopped. I'm scheduled to go back for a follow-up visit to my GI in a couple weeks, and I'm wondering if/hoping she will put me on Nexium or something similar for the long-term. I'm wondering if this is GERD, though. I have a little heartburn sometimes, but mostly just crazy burning pain, to the point that I throw up, in my stomach. I also have pretty bad belching/gas and in general feel like my whole system (GI tract too) isn't working properly. This all started about a year ago after I had a rib injury and took prescription-strength Aleve for two weeks straight. The doc thought it was an ulcer then, but now I don't think they know what it is. Does this sound like GERD? Obviously I'll see what my doc tells me, but I'm just curious, and a little worried since these don't seem to be classic GERD symptoms.