I have no idea why because I am off PPI's and down to one zantac a day (which never did anything) and I feel so much better! I'm still coughing but it is less frequent and I feel totally normal between bouts. I have had episodes of this in the past that spontaneously resolved after several months. But I thought this one was far worse and was precipitated by a horrible gastritis and four straight days of extreme nausea. Also this time I felt it happen, an explosion in my abdomen while drinking a beer and gobbling down pasta. Didn't hurt just felt something explode up and crash with what I swallowed. This time just felt worse.
All I've been doing is DGL and Manuka before meals, Eazymedica Digest Gold with Priobiotics (very expensive but seems worth it. And papaya enzymes after if I feel too full. I chew gum I do all the little things but maybe just giving up my triggers was enough. OH and I take Elavil at night. In fact I had a cavity filled today, lay flat with my mouth open for half hour! If you had told me even five days ago that I could have a cavity filled I'd laugh or cry because no way....but I did!
Hoping this sticks and if it does I'm never going to abuse my triggers again. I feel like I was given a second chance and I do think this is resolving because it feels the way it has felt in the past when it resolved. I just wanted to post something positive for once :)