yes i have the hernia and gerd and gstritis. it hurts does'nt it. s take prilosec and it works great, however my hair is falling out, so i went off, but after 10 days off i was in such pain, i got back on last nite, i guess bald beats the pain, what a chioce to have to make. please try the aloe vera gel before you go much further, it is cheap and acan be gotten at a health food store. it has a pretty benign taste to it, you just swallow it and it is suppose to line your stomach, i tried it it did help for a few days but i went back to prilosec, but that is me, you might have better results. also there is a product called DGL that you take before meals, also cheap and at healthfood store, certainly worth a shot, but it will take about
a month to heal you up. good luck, i am going to have to change my name from dreamgirl to bald eagle soon!!!!