March 21, 2021
Hello. Never heard of Gerd until I started wearing the masks. I have to wear them for I work with seniors. Does anyone think there's a link? I also have a low thyroid. I can go weeks of peace than I get a huge flair up. Meds seem to make it worse
Kelly Dabel, RD
Hi dawnb655, thanks for reaching out. I hope others here in our community chime in and share their experiences. I have not heard of increased incidence of GERD but certainly stress in these trying times. In addition to speaking with your doctor about any new, changing or concerning symptoms, if you haven't already, this forum discussion thread may be helpful to you: https://irritablebowelsyndrome.net/forums/flaring-up-mask. Also, this great article on IBS and GERD: https://irritablebowelsyndrome.net/living/ibs-gerd-common-root-cause.
Wishing you some answers and relief ahead. Best, Kelly, irritablebowelsyndrome.net Team Member
Thank you very much