No I agree, and I do still run the .5, but it's just frustrating. I guess the point I was trying to make was I used to be capable of doing the 5 miles and I no longer am. It's not that I'm asking, "Why me?" but more of me asking how this happened when I keep myself in good shape and it's really just come out of no where, with no apparent cause or cure (to this point). All I have been able to figure out as of now is that it gets worse when I eat, especially if I eat an entire meal or anything unhealthy.
Honestly, the breathing is the worst part by far. I wakeup with a stuffy nose and some mucus in my throat as well, but I would be fine if it wasn't for the breathing. I try to stay positive but the more I research this GERD, the more it seems that it either never gets better or medicine doesn't help it, so it freaks me out to think that I could have to live the rest of my life like this. I couldn't care less about my level of fitness at this point, I just want to be able to do the things I used to do without feeling like I'm having a heart attack.
I understand. I have been through this myself. Scratching my head thinking why it happened.
Never underestimate your body's ability to heal. If you can't figure out something, stop for now, maybe one day the reason will be apparent. As for me, I figured out stress is the cause a month after the first onset of symptoms
It is certainly not true to say GERD never gets better or medicine doesn't help. Unless you deliberately ignore it, or do something to make it worse, it does get better. Some people fully recovered from it. Some don't, but are able to control it well with natural methods with or without meds and live a normal life. A small number of people got worse, but still able to live on.
What you should really do now, is to try out things that help prevent the symptoms from getting worse, things like making your bed slanted. It could help reducing the problems you felt when you woke up.