I basically cured myself (if you see my postings in Sept. I describe how I got GERD). I also bought everything that I read about on this site and others to try. I figured something had to work!
I found that an alkaline diet (check back on my postings) and DGL licorice were really what did it. I had been on Prilosec for 1 month and then had a rebound effect toward the end, my md put me on Zantac. That didn't work and I knew then I had to take drastic steps naturally. Apparently DGL has the same effect as Zantac!!! It does not cause high blood pressure, the offending part of licorice is taken out.
I had a very restricted diet for about 1 1/2 months, very alkaline but with enough protein and vitamins to stay healthy.
I had a cruise planned for the Greek Islands and I just returned from it (obviously I didn't eat like most people do on cruises, I was pretty careful sticking to my alkaline diet). I was worried that I just wouldn't make it for a long time but the DGL did it for me. You should try it. The only warning that I saw on the Puritan Pride brand was that it should not be used if you have kidney or liver disease.
Hope this helps you.