So I went to the doctor today and they said I have GERD and should take antacids. So I will start doing that. They also said I should give up spicy food, and caffeine, and maybe tomatoes.Ugh. Within the last few months I just added tomatoes back in. I don't want to have to give them up again, but I guess I need to. I don't know how giving up caffeine is going to work. I might just cut back to start.
Everyone is different. I know people with GERD who also can not have onions and peppers. None of those things bother me. What does bother me is dark chocolate. The pain! Oh mama!
You should also invest in a GERD wedge pillow to sleep on. Or failing that, put some blocks under the head of your bed to raise it up a couple of inches.