I was diagnosed with an "ulcer" about three years ago, but I am now leaning more toward something else, more specifically GERD. I am going for an endoscopy on Monday to get a for sure diagnosis. I have burning in the back of my throat often and sometimes an intense pain right under my sternum that radiates to my back. I was on Prilosec for almost the entire time, but decided to take myself off of it and look for more natural remedies. I have done countless hours of research and tried many home remedies. I wanted to share what really works for me. It is going to sound a little crazy, but every morning with my multi vitamin, I take 500mg of cayenne pepper in capsule format. Here is a link to an article about Cayenne.... http://www.everygreenherb.com/cayenne.html. If anyone else tries it, will you please let me know if it works for you to?