Gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD)
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Recent posts about Gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD)
I've been coughing a lot the past couple days and I can't tell if it's GERD, postnasal drip, or COVID. My health anxiety is convincing me that if I don't get checked, I'll die in my sleep but my social anxiety and fear of sick people is keeping me from getting myself to an urgent care.
Been battling what turned out to be severe laryngopharyngeal reflux or "silent reflux", different from GERD. Had a bronchoscopy, that found erosion, inflammation & scarring with ulcers on vocal cords & tracheobronchial tree. Was intubated. When they pulled the breathing tubtube, I aspirated lotlots of vomit. Spent 3 days in hospital w/ treatments & monitoring for pneumonia. Somehow managed to not get it. So another serious disease to deal with.
I have been taking Nexium for GERD for about a year now. I’ve heard that taking a PPI for an extended period of time can be dangerous... Has anyone found natural or over the counter options that help?
Most days I experience a lot of nausea associated with my GERD. I eat a lot of ginger chews to try and help but would love some more suggestions to help manage my nausea.
Anyone have some advice for someone like me who is trying to recover from GERD and is taking prilosec?