Still trying to decide what to do next. My symptoms are much the same, still hypersensitive esophagus. I can have a good day or even a few good days but if I bend down after food, or even sit forward (leaning on your elbows for instance) I still get pain in my LES, which can last for hours or days.
I am seeing my consultant in December, and it seems that my choice is, stay on the drugs for good (which only control things for about 70% of the time) or push for a wrap, which may or may not solve anything as I don't think they completely stop reflux.
Anyway, getting desperate, I decided I would try and see if there was anything else I could do. I went and spoke to a what I would describe as a 'posh' alternative clinic (reflexology, head massage, mctimoney chropracti etc), I wanted to have a food allergy test. They made me hold something in a small jar containing something (not sure what) near my stomach button and then made me hold my arm out whilst they pushed down. Apparently they were looking for a intolerance to wheat (and with a bottle change) an intolerance to yeast, both of which were negative (as my arm stayed up under pressure) although it didn't seem a very 'scientific' test. The lady I was seeing said she didn't think I needed a food allergy test but wanted me to speak to one of their homeopaths, which I did. Although he didn't seem to have specific experience with reflux or similar, he did feel I would benefit from some acupuncture, cranial osteopathy and some hypnotherapy. They were very nice, not pushy, but I am not at all convinced that it would make any difference to anything, but, I am desperate. Should I go ahead?
Has anyone else used alternative therapies to good effect?