Hi, good luck Dee with the new clinic. I have a sore throat often which they have narrowed down to reflux disease. The ppi's don't help a lot. I had hemograghic (spelling?) gastritis which put me into another league.
I agree that your problem could be allergies or viruses. Hope you feel better.
I will not take the super dose of ppi's. It is bad for calcium absorption and increasing your likelihood of contacting pneumonia. I am a very allergic person with asthma and don't want pneumonia. My doc said my levels of blood calcium are ok so I guess it has not affected that.