I would say I'm at my worst when hungry. I cannot tolerate an empty tum for long and mornings used to be my worst time of day when I always woke feeling sick. However, I also have mild gastritis and I wonder now, reading this thread, whether it's the gastritis part of my GERD that does not tolerate emptiness. My reflux symptoms are also helped by eating, I think simply because the chewing sends everything back in the right direction, which is why chewing gum also helps.
Currently, and of course good things don't always last, milk thistle has given me the most significant reflux relief so far. I have been taking it for three months now, which is the most sustained benefit I've had from a herb or supplement so far. Acupuncture successfully treated my morning nausea. Sadly nothing has fixed me enough to let the new year in with a glass of wine :-(
New stuff: GERD, Recurrent cystitis/Overactive bladder
Lifelong stuff: Food allergies/intolerance, eczema, asthma