I have had similar pain. I even had the surgery to fix the reflux, but it failed. Continued to have problems (and have the best gastro in the world). Finally, she had me take 1 billion units acidolophus (sp?) twice per day, Delixant in AM, and OTC Zantac (generic) 150mg at night...that did the trick.
I still have occasional issues, but NOTHING like before. We had tried literally everything and this works great for me. I know it sounds a little off the beaten track, but according to GI, the zantac and the dexilant work in different ways and can be taken together...also, the acidolophus is the key to fixing this.
As another way to "fix" it, she gave me flagyl and biaxin in very strong levels for a long time to kill of anything that may have been living in my "gut". I have another round to go...just in case....I'll take it when it becomes necessary again.
Failed TLIF L5-S1, Miltiple Bulges/Herniations, Scoliosis, Pituatary Disorder, Fibro, Failed Bladder Surgery, Failed Nissen, GERD, OCPD, GAD, MDD, CFS, TMJ, Migraines, HBP, Idiopatic Reactive Hypoglycemia w/Diabetic reaction to HGH, Bi-lateral CTS (now trigger finger), Edema, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Peripheral Neuropathy, Plantar Fascitis, Tibular Tendonitis, Adult Onset Flat Feet, & Vision Issues