I had my gallblader removed approx. 19 years ago now and shortly afterwards, I also was diagnosed with GERD. I’ve also had an endoscopy done and was told to continue taking the medication. I have noticed that not taking the meds for approximately two days–I start vomiting, having stomach pains, etc. I’m considering now having the surgery so I won’t have to continue to paying for meds that sometimes work and sometimes don’t. I never experienced any GERD complaints until after I had the gallbladder surgery also. From my experience so far–this is something to deal with for the rest of your life. I hope this helps!!