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GERD caused by what? Yeast infection, bacterial overgrowth??
 
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GERD caused by what? Yeast infection, bacterial overgrowth??


Hi,

I'm a 23 year old female, initially diagnosed with GERD. At the time (7 months ago) I was taking Doxycycline for Lymes. I started having acid reflux about half way through my 30 day treatment and figured it was from the medicine. When I finished the course it did not go away. I went to my infectious disease specialist and she said it was mostlikely still from the antibiotic and that I should take Omeprazole for a few days and then I would be fine. I did so and felt better but on the 5th day I ate A LOT (I'm 12% body fat. This is not normally a problem for me) My heartburn came back and hasn't gone since, though I've modified my diet considerably (try to only eat plain chicken vegetables and rice). I'm now on nexium which helps the burning but I still belch and regurgitate food every time I eat and throughout the day whether I am eating or not. Recently,I was diagnosed with a bacterial overgrowth but taking the max amount of Xifaxan did not change anything. I'm worried about this ever being cured. I'm also worried that it was misdiagnosed. Do I have a yeast infection in my gut maybe? I did have a vaginal yeast infection while on antibiotics and a few weeks ago as well. Can a yeast infection be mistaken for a bacterial overgrowth diagnosis using a breath test? (I also had an endoscopy, and they found nothing. They biopsied for h-pylori) (I am taking oral birth control and nexium, that is all)
 

 
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