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Apr 27, 2015
hi i'm Alice
Hi I'm Alice and I'm 13 years old. GERD first started for me at the end of January 2015. I have severe GERD and I vomit every time I eat or drink. It seems as if I have tried all kinds of different medications but none of them seem to work, some even made it worse. They are quite powerful and the side effects can be bad as well. I have had all kinds of different test to determine the cause but everything is normal, normal, normal. My doctors are getting very puzzled to, they don't want to operate until they know what's causing it. It's getting more and more unbearable: I have to go to the bathroom after every meal, I'm so thirsty I can often drink 1L in a minute, I'm a straight A student and I miss a lot of school, I lie to my friends because if I tell them I throw up every day not only will it sound gross but I've learned that people associate vomiting with bulimia and while I'm in class I keep getting food coming into my mouth up to 30 times after every meal. As there are no toilets nearby I have to swallow it all down again. I have a healthy diet, I'm considered quite skinny and I don't have any other illnesses. I'd like to meet other teens suffering from GERD as well. It's always great to know you're not the only one.
Apr 01, 2016
Hi Alice. Nice to meet you. My name is Vanessa and I've had GERD since I was 13 as well. It'd be nice if we can chat because I don't know any other teenager with this disease.
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