My gerd has been really bad..

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   Posted 11/29/2013 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I am a 21 year old male and for the past 18 hours been having feelings of liquid in the back of my throat, nausea ( which has eased a little) and tingling under my chin and on my jaw and much difficulty in swallowing, it takes a lot of effort to swallow but I can just about manage to.

I have a habit of eating a lot of chocolate ( I am a healthy weight) and drink a soda every 2 days and I know both are bad for GERD.

I have been suffering with GERD for around 7-8 years and a barium meal has confirmed I suffer from 'mild' reflux, although I don't agree that it is mild because at times like right now it is horrible.

If I cut out soda and chocolate entirely out of my diet, how long does it normally take for GERD symptoms to go?

Foods that I eat regularly are oats, wholewheat pasta, brown rice, noodles and fish.

I am sick of tired of feeling like this as every now and then I have episodes like now where I suffer for nearly 2 days or so constantly, I have had inflammation blood tests done regarding the tingling under my chin but that came back normal, I have also had a h.pylori stool test that came back all normal therefor I take it tingling under the chin and jaw is part of GERD?

Finally I have took omeprazole 40mg but that gave me difficulty swallowing which is a side effect of the medication so I have stopped taking that, Apple cider vinegar does not seem to help me either, any advice would be great, thanks!

Post Edited (Rick1901) : 11/29/2013 12:04:28 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 11/29/2013 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
You might consider trying Gaviscon to control your symptoms. You could take it following that chocolate and soda. It helps the acid stay down. Are you sure those are your triggers? If they are, your symptoms should improve quickly.
Nissen Fundolplication Sept. 10, 2013

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   Posted 11/29/2013 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Try H2 blockers if your Gerd is sporadic. Zantac and Pepsid are very effective. Use them before meals and before bedtime. Also consider elevating the head of your bed if your symptoms persist. People don't like to do this, but it can be very, very effective.

Fifty years with GERD

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   Posted 12/1/2013 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Gunner I have been putting off elevating my bed but getting desperate. How many inches worked for you?
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