Recently (maybe 2 weeks ago) I was told that I have GERD. But for some reason my doctor told me it was only a limited ilness and that I should be better in about 3 weeks. I have been staying away from citrus, acid, fatty food, etc. but I still haven't seen any progress. In fact, it has only been worse. For a while now, I have been having a pulling almost like pain in my lower right side (around my stomach, below my ribs above my waist). It is usually strongest when I am coughing(which happens rarely), sneezing(which happens rarely), bending, and laying down. I was told to sleep on my left side because it is in my right side where I am affected. My question is whether it is normal for me to be experiencing this lower side pain? I have been living healthy, eating right and getting sleep and not ever drinking.