Hi, welcome to Healingwell :) I'm not the regular moderator here - our GERD moderator is on vacation. I was just recently diagnosed with acid reflux too but I have been doing some research on it myself. I am by no means an expert though! I do know that by taking PPI's it helps reduce the stomach acid and help heal the stomach and espophagus (sp?). Once the stomach acid is under control, the sore throat should ease. I believe that surgery is a last ditch thing if all other meds don't work. As for being scared and anxious - stress and our moods can actually cause more stomach acid productivity so please try to relax. E.Cancer is not that common and is usually seen in cases of severe GERD. However, if your sore throat doesn't go away after being on a PPI for a length of time, please bring that up to your doctor. How long have you been on a PPI? Regarding on what to eat, there is post on here by Tammygirl about what foods to avoid with acid reflux/GERD.
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