It was an acute attack of GERD, with two days of cramping, nausea, crying, and bloating - ending with traces of blood where it shouldn't be. My medication kept the usual pain and heartburn down to a 1-2 (without it I was about a 5-6), but this attack spiked right up to the 8-9 level. It upset me enough to start a massive online search for answers (once again, as I had done this before), which then led me to MDA - and the idea that carbs are the cause of GERD, not fatty food.
....What?! Carbs are the enemy?
All the foods which were now allowable were so good, and I've always loved them. It's hard to imagine not eating sandwiches and toast and crackers, but for the improvement I noticed within a week - I completely stopped taking my Pantaloc - it's worth the sacrifice. You get used to it pretty quick.
28 years old, insurance broker
starting weight 195 lbs (5'4")
working on losing weight, getting active, and curing my GERD