Good Morning notsosicklygirl
Welcome to the GERD forum. May I ask who dx you with LPR ?
IMHO, yes you should be concerned about LPR. LPR can lead to major challenges if left untreated. LPR is triggered by the backflow of stomach acids and food particles up via the esophagus to the voice box or larynx/pharynx. LPR might not be associated with eating and may occur at any time of day or night.
The symptoms of LPR Reflux consist of chronic hoarseness, throat clearing and coughing. Lots of folks also describe the feeling of a continual lump or obstruction in their throat. A further symptom comes within the form of chronic nasal drainage in to the throat which causes a cough or continual throat clearing.
As I mentioned above, ignoring LPR can cause critical challenges. These consist of noisy breathing, choking episodes, breathing challenges like asthma or bronchitis also as cancer in the esophagus, voice box and throat.
Do follow up with your physician. I would suggest a GI specialist if you have access to one.