I developed GERD in late April of 2011 all of the sudden one day. It then developed into LPR over the course of the next month. I had both GERD and LPR symptoms for a total of 5 months before I elected to start taking Prevacid 30 mg in the am before eating. It working instantly but gave only 70% relief. Over the course of the next 6 weeks, it gradually began to work even better I guess as I adjusted to it maybe?? Anyway, I now experience 95% relief of symptoms. about 3-5 days out of a month, I will have a vague, acid vaporish type feeling in the base of my throat. If I didn't know I have GERD, I wouldn't even really be aware of it, but I think I'm hypersensitive to anything that remotely resembles acid b/c of what I've been through. I sort of live in fear of the day when (or if really) the PPI stops working. I hope I am one who benefits from them for a long period of time.
Are you on PPIs permanently?