Hello Red, and welcome to healingwell. I am sorry you are suffering, but I assure you that you have come to the right place for information, and support!
I first want to say congrats on the baby...I love kids!
Ok, to answer your question, does stress cause GERD?
There is no evidence that stress actually causes the disorder, but investigators have long believed that stress is a major factor in worsening the symptoms of GERD. This is supported by a Gallup poll done that found 64% of people with heartburn reporting a worsening of their symptoms when subjected to stress.
I want to suggest you read about
how to minimize your GERD symptoms. It is a post I did, and I will bring it up to the top for you. Please read it, and see if anything can be of use to you.
Also, when it comes to Prilosec, are you aware that it is best to be taken before meals? And, are you prescribed Prilosec, or using OTC?
I am sorry you are missing your family. I am also sorry you are dealing with so much stress. Stress can do a number on your body.
Please, stick around, read old posts, and ask questions whenever you want. I look forward to getting to know you more, and don't hesitate to tell me if you need anything else.
Again, welcome to healingwell!
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Diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Panic Attacks.
Clickable Link that may be of interest to some...as I find I often like to check drug interactions...Drug Interactions