Bluewatergirl - I can sympathize with you.....Yes, it definitely sounds like LPR - I finally had an ENT look down my throat and saw how red and swollen it was and tons of mucus and nodes on my vocal cords. In turn, he also sent me to the gastroenterologist and they did an endoscopy all the way to my stomach and I had a hiatal hernia so the valve isn't working right.
Don't ignore it, as you can end up with long term scarring, etc. in your esophagus and cords. Mine even affected my bronchial tubes..
Sigh....And I always ate well and healthy.....So you just never kn ow.
Good luck to you. Make sure you take care of yourself.
I'd get some print outs of LPR and go back to the doctor and hand it to him/her. The only difference between the two is the fact that the acid is washing up further up your esopagus - but it can cause a ton of damage wince your esophagus does not have the same tissue as down further and so can burn easily since it wasn't made to have acid sitting on it.
So, maybe do some more reading of what to eat and try really had to stick to it and hopefully you wll find a little relief.