I am 68 years old and was diagnosed with gerd in April. It has ruined my life. I use to enjoy cooking and eating. Now, I dread meal time as food tastes different, and I am very anxious about eating. I feel gerd has ruined my life. I feel I am going to end up being malnourished. I take a PPI and had my esphogus stretched during an endoscopy. I would like to talk with other people with this condition.