My problems started almost 3 years ago with asthma. I had childhood asthma but no symptoms of asthma as an adult until the end of 2010. An incident with boric acid at work resulted in the asthma symptoms. I went to a lung specialist who treated me with inhalers and a host of other meds. The meds did not help me, in fact, I developed thrush and eye problems. Shortly after that the mucus (copious amounts), and acid reflux. Now it's up in my sinuses too. I went on an elimination diet, stopped eating dairy and wheat products, cut way back on sweets and lost about 60 pounds. The asthma symptoms subsided. But the reflux and mucus is still with me. I have a dry, sometimes sore throat but not the severe pain you and others have. I've had GI and ENT docs and have gone through 3 primary care physicians in 3 years. I've had most of the reflux tests now and have been on 3 different kinds of PPIs. The ENT says I have GERD and LPR and wanted me on more PPIs. I went on Prilosec (40 mg morning; 40 mg night). I had a very bad reaction to it and stopped as a result. My primary care physician wanted to try one more (asiphex) but I decided not to do any more PPIs. I've had reactions to all of them and I'm convinced they make the reflux worse. The author of The Fast Tract seems to agree. It's an interesting book with a different spin on what causes reflux. It makes sense to me. I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired. I know you understand that. I'm reading a lot of stuff. This forum has been so much help. I've gone back months and read all of the comments trying to find something that has worked for someone. I have a list of things I'm going to try. If I find something that works, I'll definitely share it. I'm looking for a natural solution too. After 3 years, I've pretty much lost confidence in doctors to get me out of this, but I think there is an answer out there. Not giving up yet!