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Hi all, 

After reading the forum about heartburn and GERD, I am a bit confused because my symptoms do not really match. Currently i experience a

1) sour/bitter taste in my mouth almost 24/7

2)very occasional choking feel in the the throat

3)fluid when i lie down flat. The fluid is sometimes mild burning and sometimes not.

May I know if there is any expert who knows anything about this?Is it really GERD? I am a bit worried to get any medicine because I read that they are life long medication.

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    Yes you have Gerd. You will be on PPIs for life. You may be able to reduce the dosage over time, but you will have to take them daily. 
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      I don’t think he has GERD, I think he has LPR. Many people have weaned off PPI’s

      through diet alone. 

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