No need for you to apologize either
This is such a frustrating condition and I've gotten the impression from doctors that they don't know much about
it and they should be second-guessed. My mom also has GERD and is taking something like Pepcid once a day. She's been complaining of stomach pain and the doctor told her to double her dose. How does he even know it's related to her GERD without checking her?
I think my GERD came about
because I wasn't eating right and under a lot of stress at the time (I had just changed jobs). I was also drinking sodas every day and sometimes on an empty stomach. My stomach would churn away. I got scared too one night and thought I was having a heart attack . It must be so much worse if you do know you have a heart problem!
I didn't get the lump in my throat until I went off the PPI last month. I think whatever was going on healed in me. It was so tempting to just go back on the pills though.
Years ago, we didn't hear about
this. Now it's like an epidemic. What's going on?