Hi, I've recently had some pretty bad GERD symptoms that has really got me depressed and stressed.
Heres a little background,
When I went to highschool, i was mostly fine, able to eat huge meals or whatever I wanted whenever, but when I went to college (Im a first year right now) I decided I wanted to gain some weight, so I began goign to the gym and upping my calorie intake. I also began drinking a lot of milk. As time passed I developed terrible stomach problems:
Had trouble eating more than 2-3 bites at a meal without becoming full and nauseous
Stopped feeling hungry
Bloated all day
I decided to consult with a school doctor and decided to stop drinking milk. After i stopped, I began getting feeling a lot better, able to eat almost freely again. But occasionally I would get a few days of horrible stomach problems where I couldn't eat at all, and dry heaved all day (especially in the mornings) Eventually I had to avoid going out to lunch or dinner with friends because I was so embarrassed of these symptoms. I'm glad my girlfriend understands my problems and is very patient and takes care of me.
I also had a horrible Post Nasal Drip that causes thick yellow mucus to build up in my stomach in the morning, leading to no appetite at all in the morning.
I feel horrible because I don't want my parents to worry about me when I am away from them in college.
The symptoms are worst when I am didn't get enough sleep the previous night, I am unable to eat anything the next day without feeling really full. A lot of times I feel great, I'm able to eat, but those bad days I have really ruin everything for me, I need to stay in my room all day in fear that if I ate out, I would create a scene.
If anyone has anything to say it would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for reading
EDIT: I also believe this is slightly related psychologically, when I am out to eat, I am often afraid to eat in fear I might dry heavy with only a few bites, but when I eat alone or with my girlfriend, I am fine.