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Your symptoms sound consistent with probable irritation of the lining of your stomach...diffuse irritation = gastritis or possible ulcer disease ( in addition to your reflux / GERD)
So I advise you to follow up and see your doctor ...prescription meds may help you more vs over the counter and test such as to rule out H. Pylori (= common stomach infection that may lead to ulcer )
So I would for now advise that you would probably benefit from over the counter Nexium/ Prevacid/ Prilosec or Zantac / Pepcid ....
2)--- continue bland diet to avoid GI irritants // avoid alcohol drinks/ coffee/ hot spicy foods/ acidic foods/ tomato products/ peppers/ onions/ citrus fruits / anti-inflammatory meds (= Aleve , aspirin,Ibuprofen) Tylenol is OK....
GIVEN time you should see symptoms improve...
Let me know if you have further questions or concerns
Anthony Bray MD