Hello and welcome to HealingWell. I wanted to take the time to let you know you will find many wonderful members here in the GERD/Heartburn forum and I am glad you found us.
I have not had surgery but many in the forum have so I am sure you will be hearing from some of them.
I would like to suggest that you make an appoitment to see your GI physician as this seems to be a problem that has developed recently. You did not say exactly when the " episodes" began.
Again a warm welcome.
~~Kitt~~Moderator: Anxiety, Osteoarthritis,
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