Does anyone experience NAUSEA caused by GERD as opposed to heartburn?
The reason I'm asking: I experience nausea as well as heartburn from GERD, which is why it took over one year -- and over four anti-nauseant prescriptions -- to get the diagnosis of GERD. I was finally sent for an Upper GI Series after experiencing an episode of severe heartburn. The Upper GI Series revealed "marked esophageal reflux disease"...
Two years later, I still get nausea from the GERD, so I take baking soda and water to alleviate it. I am currently taking Prevacid 30 mg twice daily.
The pharmacist said that the nerves in the esophagus that cause heartburn are the same nerves in the stomach that cause nausea.
~ Carrie J
Fibromalgia; Chronic Back Pain-Osteoarthritis/Degenerative Disc Disease; Interstitial Cystitis; GERD; IBS; Depression; Essential Tremor; undiagnosed auto-immune disease