Hi there NUCats...and welcome to healingwell.
You pretty much answered your own question here...You need to stop doing the things that harm you. You said you stopped for 4 or 5 days, and that didnt' work...well, it's not enough. You may not feel better right now...it takes time. It took time to do the damage, and now it is going to take time to do the repair.
Also, you could try a liquid antacid. I am a big fan of them, as they coat your throat, and can offer some relief.
If you are seeing a GI, that is the best thing for you. He or she will know what you have going on.
You mentioned anxiety issues. That can always make you feel worse as well. I am glad to hear you are working on the anxiety issues.
The best thing you can do, in my opinion, is try the liquid antacid, and do the best you can to STOP doing the things that make you feel worse.
Over time, you will start to feel better.
Please, stick with us, let us know how you are doing, and let us know if you need anything else. We are always here.
I have been a bit absent due to the holiday, but I am here now...so ask away.
Wishing you the best.
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