As the title said, I am a 50 year old healthy female(with normal BMR).
I used to have bad heartburn years ago, but was able to treat it with change in diet and prevacid. I actually haven't taken this medication for a few years. Then about a month ago, I started getting heartburn, along with nausea and vomiting. Soon, I also had bitter taste in my mouth. I got prescription for prevacid again from my doc, and I also tried OTC meds(tums, etc), but none of them worked. In fact, the symptoms are getting worse. (I am being very careful with my diet currently. No fatty, spicy food.. small meals..)
I read that gallbladder problem can cause heartburn, but I have no abdominal pain(I read if you have gallstone, you have pain below your right rib area..) I am to be sent to a specialist, but not for a long time...
I just want to know, could it be gallstone? and also, what can I do to relieve my symptoms until I see the specialist?