Well, before mine was discovered, I thought I had a heart issue. I did a couple EKGs. My doctor recommended I see a GI, they did an EGD, and found a hiatal hernia, esophagitis, and GERD.
I would have bouts of reflux in the middle of the night. It would fire up in my throat and there was no curing that burn right then. This didn't happen really often, but when it did, I guess it was bad.
Whether yours sounds like reflux or not, I don't know. I guess it can be different symptoms for different people.
LapNissen Fundoplication, 8/9/13
GERD, Anxiety, Depression