Have you talked to a gastroenterologist? Had any tests done? I dealt with some pretty horrible intense symptoms for years before I finally had enough of it and wanted answers. I feel a lot better since. The GI will probably want to do a PH study to see how much and how frequently acid rises for you. An endoscopy can help to see if you have a hiatal hernia, which would contribute to your symptoms. I had chronic acid reflux for years, to the point of misery. Now I have no acid reflux at all, without any meds.