What's weird about mine is that it's not associated with my tradition heartburn. Although I have to admit, maybe my tissues are a big scared (scarred?) and I don't feel heartburn like I used to....
What brings it on the most is water! ......but I can usually stop it by eating something little. Maybe it's like a charlie horse in our esophoguses!
Water (especially before I go to bed), and splenda seem to bring it on the worst.
Man, it can really hurt! Sometimes just swallowing several times in a row can help it stop. How strange! Maybe it does happen when my tissues are their most irritated. It's just really strange. If I didn't realize it was that, I'd really think I was having a heart attack.....'cause it usually makes my upper arms and jaw hurt too!