I had never had heart burn before in my entire life until about 8 months ago..
Got so bad that it felt like a knawing in my stomach, I was burping and my gut was gurgleing.
My GP prescriped Prilosec and it worked but I was not happy taking it so much.
I started getting it over the counter because of the expense of the prescription and I didn't see and end in sight. I'd stop and the heart burn came back with a vengence.
I started researching and found that the problem could be caused by menopause.
The only other menopause symptom I had was headaches and heart paps..
I went to see my GYN and he put me on BioIdentical hormones and I am free of heart burn etc, headaches, but I still get the heart thumps, usually in the mornings.
I don't know if this will help you any...
I wish someone would have told me..I wouldn't have suffered so long!
I'm 54 years old, I'm 10 months menopausal..
I was glad to know that it wasn't my RNY!!!