Thanks guys, I appreciate the info. I am just kind of weary of it all now, it was never my intention to get the reflux fixed, I was happy on the ppi's, all I wanted when I went to the doc originally was the lump in the throat to go away. Now they're all focussing on that and no one mentions the throat thing at all anymore. It's the one thing that bothers me the most.
I haven't been spoken to about surgery yet, this is all supposed to be diagnostic, which is why I was wondering what it was all for.
I feel like I am a passenger on a runaway train with absolutely no control now. I want my life back :-(
Oddly, I have been off the PPIs now since last Friday and my reflux has been minimal. No worse that it was on the PPI's anyway. Last time I halved the dose I had terrible reflux. Weird.