I have suffered with Gerd/LPR for about 3 years with the typical symptoms,lump in throat, difficulty swallowing, extreme heartburn constant throad clearing, strained voicebox, excess mucus in throat etc. I have tried numerous otc remedies and prescribed medication such as prevacid and Nexium amd have found only temporary relief at best. I have been getting more and more depressed as time went on and was fairly certain that this would kill me some day although I know that people can suffer with this for many years.
I have researched this endlessly on the internet and was coming to the conclusion that there is no cure and that suffering with this would be a fact of life. To my surprise I found that a large number of fellow sufferers have found relief at earthclinic.com. They have been using a remedy which involves the use of Apple Cider Vinegar. I have seen ACV listed here before and tried it without success but looking back I was trying to cure the symptoms and that's not intent with the remedies at Earthclinic.com.
The more popular remedy is one put forth by a memeber known as "Ted from Bankok" in which he claims that the problem people have with Acid Reflux is the result of the the foods we eat (pretty much everything) weaken the body's PH levels and that by following his method for alkalizing the body that the digestive processes will start to work the way they are supposed to.
His remedy is 2 tblsp of Apple Cider Vinegar (preferebly Braggs ACV) with a half tsp of baking soda in 4 ounces of water, 3 times daily for 5 days then 2 days off.
I have been following this regimen for 3 months now and I cannot begin tell you how much of a Godsend this has been for me and the possitive change its had on my life. I've been a member of this board for a couple years and I urge eveyone who suffers with this to go and check out earthclinic.com and read all the post regarding Acid Reflux and Ted's remedies.
Good luck to all of you