I've had gerd for 10 years. It used to be just painful and annoying...basically I could keep it at bay with a proper diet. In the past month, it's gotten worse and it's causing anxiety. There is constantly acid in the back of my throat. It's so gross and nauseating. I've been on 40mg of nexium once a day for a week now. No change. I can't eat anything, though I still have an appetite (usually). It's very anxiety arousing. I hate leaving the house for fear of getting sick. I am also afraid I am dying because I can't eat much. I can't eat, breathe, or sleep. I am always panicking. This is depressing and I'm sure I sound crazy. What can I do about the acid and nausea? Gingerale does nothing, nor does maalox, pepcid, pepto bismol, zantac, and tums do nothing. It's not h. Pylori. Help:(.