Hey Patoola....yeah, great news for your Mom. I haven't had to buy the Protonix. Doc supplied me. I think my hernia is a bigger problem. Diet is important when you have this and eventually it'll flair. If I was dealing with the GERD thing...I could handle that. I know your right about the chest pain. It really raises that anxiety level which makes everything even worse. The last time I got a month's supply of Prevacid, it was $128.00 or something like that. At Wally World. Almost decided to go to Maalox. Almost $3.00 a pill. Something is really wrong when we are paying this kind of cost. I just heard the stats on the news today (I'm one of them) one in seven Americans don't have insurance. Oh well, it's my time in history and that's the way it is.
Sorry, Chuck.....I don't know that med?? What is it Pat?...I don't use wedges, but I use goose down pillows to prop me anyway I can get comfortable. What else are you taking before you go to sleep? I have fibromylagia so this is just another "pain" to figure out. I've slept in the corner of a very comfortable couch many nights. I've eaten ice cream for heartburn. I've heard of a "weak esophagus". That has a "flutter" to it and will frighten you because it seems like a panic attack. Not fun. A family member has it, but is controlling it with diet now. No meds last time I talked with them. I'm with Pat...did you have a good physcial?? Do you have high BP? Heart pounding and chest pain....how about "sweats"? Too many options. Do you have a hiatnel herina??
Know it's scary, hope you find some relief from it soon. Push your doctor a little more.
Enjoy Fall Y'all....................