Hello! I have had GERD like symptoms for 5 weeks. I visited my GI dr past week and he told me to take Pepcid Complete for 2 wks and if I still have symptoms he wants to do scope. These are my symptoms...lump in my throat and nausea. Sometimes the symptoms occur simultaneously, but not always. I am eating very little, b/c I'm trying to make my diet as alkaline as possible. I eat organic Kashi probiotic cereal w/organic milk or organic rice milk, Kashi granola bar as a snack or pretzels, lunch is typically hummus, raw carrots, celery, chicken breast lunch meat and dinner is baked chicken breast, sweet potatoe and steamed broccolli. I rarely deviate, but sometimes have organic french vanilla yogurt. This is very bland to me...what do you think? My bed is elevated and that is helping my sleep. I am still experiencing the lump (3-4 times last week) and the nausea now twice this past week. I can't stand the nausea! Today, it hit me suddenly. I felt like I needed to burp, but couldn't. I felt very sick to my stomach....after a bit, I burped and felt better. The nausea returned 5 min later and after burping, felt better again. Is my nausea related to the trapped air? What can I do to prevent?? I HATE feeling this way. Is this truly GERD, or do you think I have a hiatel hernia. This is very frustrating b/c I have NEVER had stomach issues...typically very healthy and eat pretty healthy. Why all these issues suddenly? Also, how long can I expect this to last?? Will I ever be able to add more foods to my diet and not experience these symptoms?