I agree that you should have all of the tests done to rule out hiatal hernia, gallbladder problems, pancreatis or something else. Burping bile which may be what it could be also is usually caused by a stone that is blocking a bile duct so I would demand tests.
I know what you mean about
the PPI's. Seems to be a love/hate relationship with them. I am on and off of them because after a while they don't seem to do anything anymore and then when I can't take the pain anymore I start them all over again. Seems like a catch 22 though because when you get off of them, your GERD symptoms seem to be worse (kind of like rebound headaches when you get off of your daily painkillers).
IBS, Diverticulosis, GERD, Disc Degeneration
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