Dyer, I am sorry to hear about your brother.
When you say the doctors say there is nothing else to be done, how many doctors are you talking about? Do you think you could get a second opinion?
I'm wondering how much meds your brother is on for this. I have erosive esophagitis I have been dealing with since January, but didin't seek medical help until I got pneumonia from it in April and was put on Nexium 40 mg.
Slowly I got better and noticed a big difference after 3 months, but now my endo has added a new cholesterol med and it is causing me heartburn and aggravating my GERD to the point I can't sleep at night.
I don't understand why your brother is having the laughing attacks.
Your brother should definitely feel better after two years. Has he been on a GERD diet? The only thing I can think of is getting another opinion from another doctor.
I have hypothyroidism (1953), diabetes type 2 (1976), high cholesterol (1989), gastroparesis (1990), FMS (1995), and GERD (2006). I am on these meds for FMS: Prozac, Xanax, Diclofenac, Cytotec (stomach med to go with Diclofenac), Lortab. I am also on the other meds for various reasons: Nexium, Cytomel, Detrol, Reglan, Novolog insulin, Novolin N insulin, Bumex, Lipitor, WelChol. Also on B12 sublingually, magnesium, Centrum Silver Vitamin, CoQ10.