I am starting to think that this whole GERD/LPR thing is largely an anxiety issue, and a mechanical problem (in the case of hiatus hernia, etc.)
Diet does nothing for me. In fact, the more obsessive I am about the LPR, the worse the symptoms. When I relax and have fun, I barely notice the throat issues. When I sit behind my desk at work, stressed out (I have a very stressful job), I start getting a lot of throat symptoms. I have been on PPIs for over a month, quit drinking, etc.--and symptoms have not gone down at all. I worry day and night about this problem, and the more I worry, the worse it gets.
I am going on vacation in a few weeks, and I am going to have beers and relax. I am tired of GI issues dictating my life.