I went to a new doctor at the best hospital in the city (Philadelphia) today. He did not need me to schedule any testing, (just had an endoscopy) he knew exactly what was going on and agreed with my new diet (low fat, no carbs, lots of fruits and veggies and chicken, fish, meat, along with staying away from trigger foods).
He has me on a new treatment plan with the goal to come off the PPIs. I was really happy to hear that b ecause a lot of doctors tell you to stay on the PPIs for life. He diagnosed me with esophageal spasms induced by reflux. He explained what is going on with me so that I could understand my symptoms and the endoscopy which showed mild nonerosive reflux esophagitus. He also changed my medication. I am not sure if this will all help me but he seems to know what he is doing. He spent 20 minutes letting me describe my symptoms before he told me his thoughts. He also did not make negative comments about the homeopathic stuff I am using which my last doctor kinda laughed it off. It just goes to show you that you need to get second opinions (or third or 4th etc) and research better doctors. I go back to him in 2 months and he will begin to titrate me off the new medication while I stay on my diet. Here is hoping!