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Can't Eat Like Before---GERD or ????

Over the years if I ate certain things like really greasy things / a good burger off the grill / gravy / greasy soup broth / or certain citrus I would get this terrible gas and I would keep making these croaking sounds as bits of it come up. Life was easy for years just avoiding the really greasy stuff.

However, lately I noted an increase in having these episodes after eating things I eat all the time, which are greasy but never bothered me before. Now, almost everyday I have the problem. I eliminated all soda and I try to eat better. But now I am again suffering with the full sensation.

NOTE: I have never been able to fully burp properly so its hard when I can't get the gas out. I just keep making these croaking sounds as I try to burp it out. How can I make myself burp? Why can't I eat like before? GasX only works a little. I do have GERD/take Prilosec daily/for last 5 years. Its so hard to watch everything I eat, as grease is in many things, even chicken soup or cupcakes. The problem can keep me up but is all gone like it never happened in the morning.  I tried ice cream and milkshakes which seem to be okay. But, other times there is a bit of a problem.

QUESTION: Can this just be the GERD getting worse? It does not feel like acid burn, so does GERD cause gas?  
----Any Ideas?  
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Hi..welcome to the GERD forum.

May I ask, were u ever checked to see the root cause of ur GERD?....

Dairy products especially eaten at night can cause the LES to slow down and many with GERD/reflux already have a motility issue there...so, avoid dairy in the latter part of the day.

I had a GERD flare up so bad I had a reaction to water.....I am not sure when u saw ur GI dr last, but it sounds like u need to see him to reevaluate the meds u r on and ur diet and lifestyle.


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I suspect it might be your gall bladder. I have GERD and reflux and a hiatus hernia and my problems flare most when I eat fruit of juice. Fatty stuff like fries, pastry and burgers actually make me feel better. Ask the doc what he thinks? I've had gall bladder X rays because of my problems but they were OK. good luck
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