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I'm 18 and I've been suffering with what I believe to be acid reflux/ GERD for the past two years. In the last 6 months, though, I had a really bad flare up that hasn't gone away. I had to drop out of college, quit my job, and essentially put my life on hold. I regurgitate everything I eat so I'm currently only drinking formula and smoothies which I can somewhat tolerate. I have very severe symptoms ranging from chest pain/tightness/pressure/burning, to a lump in my throat feeling/ a tight throat, I have a lot of phlegm in my throat when I eat/drink as well, and again I regurgitate/ reflux literally everything. No medication has worked for me which is why I'm currently off all anti-acids/ PPIs. In the past, omeprazole has shown good results, but now it doesn't even touch my symptoms. I don't know what to do. I've been taking digestive enzymes for about 2 weeks now and no change. I've had 2 endoscopies, gastric emptying study, barium swallow, and no answers. I was also misdiagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis which I DO NOT have. I'm supposed to have the 24 hour PH test done this week, even though I'm hesitant. I will mention, as someone else did, that I have really bad anxiety and stress that I have subsequently been dealing with for the last 2 years and do believe a lot of that contributed to how bad my acid reflux has become, however, I have struggled with lowering my anxiety and stress so of course the symptoms are very bad. I do not think all of this is due to stress/ anxiety though. I'm hoping for answers soon.. hoping someone responds.
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