I also have had this problem on and off for a few years. I was first seen by my ENT, and he numbed my throat and put a scope down and said it was definitely acid reflux. Then I had the swallow test with barium, and was told that my reflux was really severe... yeah, I already knew that. More good news, as we get older, they told me, food tends to get stuck more easily, and that appeared to be happening with me, especially with pills. I was put on a combination of Reglan and Prevacid 2x a day for quite a while, and I got better for a good while. Now it's back with a vengeance! My primary doc put me back on the combination, but this time the Reglan is causing diarreah, which I didn't have last time. So... now I am supposed to cut back on the Reglan. In addition to the reflux, I've had pain and nausea, so they tested me last week for gallbladder disease, but I don't know the results of that yet.
Oh, by the way, my reflux started 24 years ago after the birth of my son. Tests done at the time showed the muscle between my esophagus and stomach was pretty much destroyed, and they weren't kidding that it would get worse as I got older. (I just wanted to mention that in my case the mind-body connection is probably not the cause).
*Hugs* to all,
"It's a jungle out there....."
Theme song from "Monk" by Randy Newman
"Turn this car around... I'm goin' back..."