I was actually told today when I left a few hours early that I needed to take care of my issues because I'm causing production issues.
I tried explaining to my head boss and he couldn't care less, he just said he didn't care and that I needed to take care of it because it's not working for him.
But you're all right, they're all like, "I've never had heartburn so I can't relate." and I think to myself, "If only it were just heartburn."
It's even gotten so bad I had lost my voice a couple times, even then they still want a doctors note.
If I asked for a leave of absence, they'd probably just walk me out. So I just gimp it along till the next appointment with a doc.
I'd say if you can afford it, and they let you do it, go for it.
I've had pretty good luck with my chiropractor adjusting my stomach, it doesn't usually stay in place longer than a day or two but I definitely feel better and can actually eat full meals without issue.
If you haven't tried it, it might work for you, I know of a couple people here locally who only go in once a month and they have almost no symptoms.
Just make sure you find one people recommend, there are a lot of crooked/bad chiropractors out there.