Thanks for your reply Joan.. :)
I guess I might mention that at the same time my Acid symptoms started I also started having diarreah. It turns out that I have colitis (unspecified atm) but the doc is leaning towards Chron's.
Anyhow... Since I have been having joint pains for a few years now my GP wants me to see a specialist. She said something about possible Sjogrens Syndrome. I read that it can cause something called sicca syndrome - dry eyes, mouth and sometimes vagina. (I am having trouble with my vagina as well and i guess that's why she wants me to see the specialist)