Was diagnosed with GERDS/ hiatal hernia in Aug 2013. It comes and goes and constant shortness of breath and chest pain. I also experience difficulty swallowing, well I can swallow it but it seems as if it gets stuck at the base of my throat; however, when I do get it down its only a matter of time before it comes right back up. I feel bloated quite frequently as well. I am constantly running back and forth to the ER when that happens (chest pain and shortness of breath) because chest pain is something to be taken very seriously. It scares me even though I know they will do nothing to help me when I get there. I feel if I'm dying I'm better of there then home alone. Has anyone tried curing this holistically/ naturally or know anything about how to do it? I would like to go that route if anyone knows anything about it.