Hi there SnakeLover...I haven't yet welcomed you to the GERD forum here on healingwell, so now, I'd like to extend a warm welcome.
Next, I'd like to say I am sorry you are suffering, especially since you are so young. I see you are scared that your symptoms are because of something else, something maybe life threatening. I too suffer with that problem.
The best thing I can do is tell you to relax. If something is God forbid, seriously wrong with you, your doctors will find it, and deal with it. If you let your mind wander, you will drive yourself crazy, and then you will have other, more serious problems...like anxiety for example. I know it is easier said than done, but try to relax and go with the flow.
Based on the above symptoms, I'd have to say you have like acid reflux going on. Take the pills as prescribed...something I am wondering is why the bottle says it could take 4-8 weeks for the Nexium to work. I have never heard of it taking that long. Generally, it starts to work within a week.
In the meantime, feel free to look at back posts regarding things you can do to help your problems. Soon I will be posting something about minimizing GERD symptoms, and I know in the post about Vitamin D definciency, I posted some pointers in minimizing symptoms.
If I were you, I'd call your doctor next week, and tell him you are still uncomfortable. Maybe he can put you on something else.
At any rate, keep us posted as to what's going on with you, and check back for helpful posts.
I hope you find some relief soon!
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