Good Morning. I don't think there is a "right set of symptoms" that lets you know that you have GERD with doing tests. Many people have silent GERD and others have a mutitude of sx, some not related to GERD.
If you are working with your Dr. and you do have a history of anxiety I would kindly suggest you consider your anxiety could be causing some of your sx as anxiety can cause somatic symptoms.
I understand your not wanting to try Lexapro but keep it in mind and discuss it again with your Dr.
Let us know how you are doing.
~~Kitt~~Moderator: Anxiety, Osteoarthritis,
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