Nah, it is miserable when something is chronic and there's no prospect of an end in sight: I feel the same way about
my Crohn's pain
I'm not immune to acid reflux, but luckily it hasn't become a major problem for me and I can keep it at bay by just not eating large, fatty meals. I wonder if the feeling of food sitting in your throat is achalasia? My GI suspected I had that after my pill cam, where apparently the pill spent a long time (relatively speaking) in my throat. I think he was gonna refer me for further testing, but I said I didn't have any problems swallowing and he dropped it.
But you sound like you have all the symptoms for it, so I would check out the possibility.
Dx Crohn's in June 2000. (Yay )
Tried: 5-ASAs, azathioprine, 6MP, Remicade, methotrexate, Humira, diets.
1st surgery 20/2/13 - subtotal colectomy with end ileostomy.
2nd surgery 10/7/15 - ileorectal anastomosis. Stoma reversed and ileum connected to the rectum.
Current status: Chronic flare. Do I have any other kind?
Current meds: 50mg 6MP; Entyvio (started 3/11/16)