GERD ruined my uncle's wedding

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Date Joined Mar 2012
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   Posted 6/10/2012 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I am just so annoyed right now. My uncle married his parter of 22 years this weekend. It was a miraculous moment as NYC has recognized gay marriage. However, I could not enjoy any of it due to my reflux. I had to deviate from my food schedule and content but I have been doing a little better so I thought I would be ok. Wrong. I was in so much pain. It isn't like I went crazy with food either I was sensible. The esophageal spasms were back with a vengeance and once they started my anxiety went crazy. It ruined my time. People did not understand. People 30 years older than me were up dancing while I sat and watched like an 85 year old frail woman. It was so depressing. I couldn't help but cry to my husband when we got back to the hotel. I see my new doctor Friday. I don't know what he is going to do for me besides change my medication. I still am going to look into accupincture. I still need that mamotry test I guess. Those spasms are ungodly. Thank god for gaviscon it helped.

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   Posted 6/10/2012 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I am so sorry to read that your GERD kept you from enjoying the wedding but I do believe that your Uncle was very pleased that you were able to be a guest for this special day.  Take comfort in the fact that you made it to the wedding and now you will find a way to help you with your GERD symptoms.
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   Posted 6/10/2012 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   
*Hugs* We understand how you feel.. Just like I had a flare up two days ago. Totally ruined my day. Hang in there babe.

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   Posted 6/11/2012 10:45 PM (GMT -6)   
What I find hard is that I try to explain to people what I am going through and it is almost like a disconnect because I don't look sick. But I feel old, frail and dull. At 29 I feel like I am watching my life go by without me. As I continue too look for a way to control my GERD, I watch everyone around me enjoying their lives and excited for the future. I have become terrified of the future. I shouldn't be because I am an accomplished professional, own a home in a nice area with my wonderful husband and have good family and friends. On the outside I look like I'm doing good. But that is not the case because I feel sick and fear fir how this condition will affect me as I continue to get older. Fearing pregnancy due to the fact that it can make things worse. A happy step in my life has been tainted by fear. The social events that I used to love cause me stress and anxiety. Everyday wondering if i will be able to work my 2 jobs I need. Things could be worse I guess but it still doesn't make me feel better.
Diagnosed GERD, no other medical conditions (this one is enough)
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