GERD or something else?

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So, to start out, I'm a 23 year old female.

For the past few months I've been having chronic nausea that is horrendous. I'm constantly having to take the pill form of Pepto Bismol for it, and that's getting to where it doesnt help. I have heartburn occasionally but I definitely have an issue that my stomach is churning/moving and feels like it's on fire lately.

I have anxiety and I know nausea is related and that's where everyone says the nausea is coming from. I'm just so worried that something is wrong with my guts. I'm getting to where I'm afraid to eat because of how bad the nausea is, but the thing is eating helps for a brief moment then the nausea comes back.

Does anyone know any other fast acting medications that will help with this, or could this be GERD even though I dont really have heartburn?

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  • Posted

    trust me it could be gerd. i thought the same thing i dont have heartburn often mostly indigestion and stomach aches. i take zantac it doesnt really help too much tho.

  • Posted

    Hi hjg96

    Have you been tested for stomach bacteria HPylori? causes nausea and pain and also acid reflux which you say you don't have, but get doc to check for HP anyway...

  • Posted

    You can get silent reflux where you don't feel heartburn straight away. However, I would speak to your doctor since the nausea has gone on for months.

  • Posted

    hello hgj96nausea could be a mixture of anxiety and acid reflux, i have ocassional nausea with foods, try limiting greasy spicy foods and see what may be triggering it, you also mentioned burning or stomach being on fire could be indigestion from your acid reflux or could also be gastritis, which is irritation on the linings of your stomach try eating a bland diet look up brat diet and see if you can try it out and if it clears up your stomach was probably irritated however you should go get checked out for safe measures with a gi dr. i also had gastritis and its terrible. the more you stress about it the more s****y you will feel its easier said then done but do your best to remain positive. hope this helped some.

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    I should check it out with your doctor. Think you need to see what is going on. Btw, what does GERD stand for? Beth.

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