Hello and welcome to HealingWell. I can see you are having a lot of health anxiety re your dx and treatment plan.
I am wondering if you have had ph testing ? Esophageal acid testing is considered the "gold standard" for GERD. If you feel you have not been dx properly you may ask your current GI Dr. for further testing or seek out a second opinion.
The nurse who explained the results of your Barium Swallow did answer your question correctly.
I am sure you will hear from other members of our great forum that have better info for you so stick with us and know we care.
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