hi bnol, sounds pretty aggravating. i had a problem talking period, i would hurt so bad to talk that i just stayed off the phones, then i started prilosec and it stopped the problem. i am not a big fan of prilosec as i am losing my hair, but maybe you could try nexium, i hear that is safe. it is not the same as prlosec but (not a ppi) i think it works for many. so sorry what a bummer.