Oh yes it does affect your sinus and ears. I had the kind that would get up under my right ear and under the jaw bone. That part of it usually came on at night even sleeping on a wedge with 3 pillows. My sinuses would burn at times when I had GERD real bad. My nostrils were where I noticed it the most. I had never talked with anyone from around here where I live that ever had it quite like that.
I love this forum group as everyone is so helpful! Also, you do find that there are others that have had the same thing and can relate to what you are going through.
I had the Nissen Fundoplication this past March. I am at 3 1/2 months post op and feeling pretty good. I finally got my life back. I am now able to eat normal once again. From time to time I do get acid reflux but nothing like I had before. I can live with this. I understand what you are going through and how it disrupts your everyday living. I never did go on any of the meds for depression but can understand how upsetting it can be.