There are A/I diseases that attack your esophagas. I'm kind of surprised your doctor hasn't asked you about it et. You really need to inform him/her. I have to take meds for mine. It feels like I swollowed a cannnon ball some times and I have to take a peice of bread to push it down with. it hurts all the way through to my back. It is an important step to etting answers for both of you ladies. You really need to discuss it with you docs.