The thing is I make to much money to qualify for medicaid, and I doubt I would be able to pay for all the tests they will want to do. Between the rent, car payment, student loans, and basic living expenses there isn't a whole lot left over. I've never choked on any food, I don't have any problems swallowing food. In fact it seems to relieve the globus sensation. I never get nauseas either. The heartburn seems to be fairly managable with meds, although i do get mild flair ups here and there. If it wasn't for the globus sensation I would be able to deal with all this pretty well. Its just that annoying sensation in my throat bugs me constantly. I know my dad has heartburn problems to. He got a endoscope a few years ago, and they said he had acid reflux. They put him on nexium, but he stopped taking it a few months later. He seems to be better now, I know he still gets heartburn here and there, but I don't think its a constant thing. I'm pretty sure I have it worse than he does, and at a younger age. I should put myself on a strict diet and lose a little weight. Since my symptoms aren't real bad I'm pretty sure this would do the trick, Its just easier said than done. I love beer and all sorts of food. It will be hard to deny myself some of things I enjoy most in life.