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Hi, I'm really getting sick and tired of having constant severe heartburn every day, no matter what I eat. I have already been to a GI doctor, and he put me on omeprazole for a year with double strong dosage. It helped when I took it, but towards the end it stopped working (maybe my body built a resistance to it). I get that weight is one of many factors that contributes to heartburn/acid reflux, but I'm not overweight and I eat fairly well. I don't eat a lot of a particular food either. My diet is balanced with fruits and vegetables being the majority of what I eat and carbs in second place. I had an endoscopy in December 2017 and they found that everything was fine, except for a small irritated area towards the small intestine (they said it wouldn't cause any issues, and I took medication for it so it's fine now). I take liquid Gaviscon when I'm at home and have access to it, and Tums in school, but Gaviscon wears off very quickly and so do Tums. The heartburn is throughout the entire esophagus and my throat, sometimes coming up. It feels like I'm constantly drinking lava, every single day. I can't take it anymore. I don't want to be on pills my whole life, especially since omeprazole is known to cause weight gain (which i did notice over the past year). I've done exactly what my GI has told me to do, but nothing helps anymore. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm at a dead end and I don't know how to handle it anymore.
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