Yes I have seen some 40+ doctors, because every doctor Ive seen has basically said, "I dont know exactly what your problem is, so how about you see another specialist," but without actually saying that. I am diagnosed with GERD and Eosinophilic Esophagitis, so I have had to see separate doctors for the two. I also have breathing problems as explained above, but no doctor will acknowledge "exercise induced reflux," even though that is exactly what is going on. Because of that, every doctor recommends me to see a different type of doctor. GIs, ENTs, EE specialists, and a pulmonologist. So yes, that is why I have seen so many doctors.
Most of them have been pediatric. Not all, but most. I can try to find another new GI that isn't pediatric. I just saw a new GI this past week. As usual, new doctors have nothing to say other than, "Yes you have reflux, and I'm sorry there is nothing I can do." I wish appointments wouldn't always end with that sentence.