I've been lurking for a bit and finally joined. It's good to come to a place where other people understand and don't look at you like you have a thousand heads.
I've had LPR for about 3 years now. The first two years may not even count. I had a couple flare-ups that instantly went away with a few days worth of Prilosec. The LPR went away to the point of going back to eating and drinking without even giving thought of the LPR. Then this past July, the same flare-up came back, but has yet to go away.
A bit about me and my LPR: So I'm not really in bad shape to begin with. Actually I'm in really good shape as I'm a firefighter/paramedic and an avid cyclist and mountainbiker. I'm 41y/o male, 5'10", and 167 lbs. Not trying to brag about my fitness level, but I'm trying to convey to other people how LPR can be frustrating when you think you are already doing what you're supposed to be doing. On the RSI scale for LPR, I'm about a 2-4 out of 15 on any given day. My LPR consists of throat clearing, feeling of mucus, or just an irritation. I don't have indigestion or any bowel problems and no problems swallowing or sleeping.
I've tried to clean up my diet so much that I've toned up even more and lost more weight (which is good). I've also found things like DGL, Manuka Honey, and Slippery Elm Bark really minimize the symptoms to where I think I've got it knocked out.
I honestly think I damaged my esophagus from years of coffee OD'ing and energy drinks. I'm now down to one cup of coffee a day. Basically all I drink is water, coffee, and milk. Nothing else except for homemade fruit/vegetable smoothies.
Anyways, sorry for all the "I's" but it is good to finally find a place to share some notes with other people. Cheers.