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Hi, expect a whiny post.
Basically, I don't know if I have acid relux as I've never had it before and don't really know what feels like. I have a sore throat, pressure in ears and I burp a lot throughout the day. I also feel like my stomach is full sometimes as if I have eaten a large meal (when usually I haven't) and very rarely it does feel like things could be going up my esophagus, but I don't really know if they are. There isn't any burning and I never get heart burn or chest pain. I also feel nauseous continuously most days.
I was prescribed omeprazole but didn't take it as I don't want to treat this with drugs I want to get to the bottom of it. My doctors have also been investigating IBS potential.
Anyway, I've now been doing more research into what acid relux and GERD is and for many who have it, the outlook for treatment is drugs. This worries me very much as I'm only 27 and very underweight and have led a healthy lifestyle. Furthermore there are certain lifestyle changes such as cutting down on tomatoes and alcohol which just seems very dismal for a young person. I want to enjoy going out with my mates and get tipsy still - I don't have children or commitments so this seems horrible if I have to give up my lifestyle.
Basically, I want to know if anybody has taken omeprazole, cured their acid reflux symptoms and then stopped it and returned to their normal lifestyle/routine? I'm feeling very anxious about all of this as it's been going on for months.
Thank you for answering and apologies for spelling errors.
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