I was diagnosed with GERD almost 8 years ago. Been on PPIs ever since. I also have a dysfunctional LES--hypomotility disorder of the esophagus too, and my GI doctor told me it doesn't matter what I eat. A sip of water will cause my stomach to produce as much acid as chips and salsa. That being said, I do tend to avoid eating real heavy meals, but I don't avoid spice because that's not the issue.
Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: UCTD/Lupus
Current Meds: Enbrel, Methotrexate, nexium, tramadol, nasonex, Nifedipine, Folic Acid, Tylenol PM