Hey Alcie and Aeshley,
My doctor didn't say my esophagus was too short, he actually said it was in really good shape. I'm sorry to hear that you had a difficult time with your gag reflex, mine is pretty bad too =(... I'm not sure how the Dr. could tell that I had a slight weakness.
My symptoms were throat clearing, coughing, post-nasal drip, sticky saliva, and alot of mucus, and lots of belching. The coughing and throat clearing went away almost instantly with a double dose of prevacid. Some time later, I visited an ENT who scoped me and said my throat looks perfect, so I decided to cut back on the meds, which was a big mistake! I booked an endoscopy and started experiencing globus and throat tightening, along with intermittent throat clearing again. Now I am back on a double dose of prevacid. I know you're going for your endoscopy on the 14th, if you're worried don't be! I'm so anxious and I can honestly tell you that I would do it again tomorrow. As far as triggers, I need to be a bit more vigilant because I love my coffee and sweets, but do try to stick to a generally bland diet.
If you have any questions, write me any time...I'll be thinking of you on the 14th!! Let us know how it goes!