I only had symptoms on an empty stomach - not heartburn, just stomach ache and nausea. I took prescription meds for over 30 years for it. It wasn't until this year that I was told I had to have surgery for it, as I was aspirating stomach acid. I was diagnosed with a very large sliding hiatal hernia.
I had the nissen on 9/10/2013, and have not had the nausea and stomach aches like I had before.
GERD (Nissen Fundolplication Sept. 2013)
IgG, IgM Deficient
Chronic Pain caused by Degenerative Arthritis,
Asthma, Chronic Sinusitis, Allergies,
Chronic Kidney Stone Disease, Depression/Anxiety