I'm newer to the whole reflux thing so I'm still trying to figure things out. It's been about 4 months since mine started and I've noticed a pattern. I'll have reflux for about 2 weeks regardless of what I eat or what I do, etc. And then it will disappear completely for several weeks only to return again WITHOUT the addition of ANY new foods or eating habits, etc. I am a creature of habit and routine so I just do NOT understand this. What I'm wondering is if it could have anything to do with HORMONES??? I gave birth to my second child in Oct 2010 and am still breastfeeding. I felt as though I may start my cycle this past Monday as I had all the normal signs even cramping...but nothing. And then Friday the reflux started. I had my usual foods for breakfast and mid-morning snack and then it started without warning. Went away on Saturday then back today. I'm frustrated b/c I've done everything I can do from a lifestyle modification point of view and this is so unpredictable. So does anyone think hormones are playing a role??