Hello, I'm new to the GERD community, but I've had acid reflux problems off and on for 10 years. I am sober, I don't drink alcohol or smoke or do drugs. I do LOVE my coffee, and today is my first day trying to give it up. I've been taking omeprazole for a month now. A few years ago I tried a 2 week course of omeprazole and it worked wonders to repair and prevent reflux, I had no symptoms for about 4 months, but then I had to do another 2 week course of 20 mg. Lately, even while taking 40 mg omeprazole, I can't tolerate ANY food except maybe the most bland foods you can think of. White meat chicken, rice, oatmeal, bananas, ect. If I eat anything else, I basically have extreme pain and burning, followed by diarrhea. I have has 2 colonoscopys (since my dad has a history of ulcerative colitis) and I've had an upper endoscopy. I am 33 years old. My doctor recommended taking pepcid and zantaz and altering my diet, but nothing is working. I want to be able to eat flavorful foods and drink coffee. I am a nursing student and under a lot of stress too. Anyway, sorry for the long story. My doctor says I have the option to consider nissen fundoplication surgery. Has anyone had it? If so, did it help you? Can you drink coffee and eat normal foods eventually? I am not overweight and I am active and eat a balanced diet when I'm able.