Dear fellow sufferer's
I'm a 35 year old male who suffers from GERD.
I'm currently on nexium 20mg twice a day. Ive suffered well over ten years with a pain that starts in the centre just below breast bone, this can radiate into my back between my shoulder blades. The pain is terrible and can take hours to go. Ive hade two endoscopies and 24hr probe and tests to check acidity in my stomach these seem nearly normal. The pain is still present but I was used to it. Just recently (last 3 months) ive started with a horrible burning sensation in my throat it feels like a peppery burning if that makes ant sense? Its with me every day all day, allthough i sleep well and it does not bother me during the night. Sometimes I also get a real bad tate in the back of my throat if I cough sometimes or burp, it really is offensive but cant really explain what it tastes like. I'm worried about this burning as ive never had it before and cant really associate this with my GERD. Any replies would be gratefully recieved as I could do with some support, as this pain is ruining my life basically. I will try the no tap water thing and let you know how it goes. Thank you for listening.