I just found this posting. Sorry I didn't find it earlier. I had what I thought was just heartburn until I had a scope put down my throat to my stomach. (can't remember name of the test right now) I not only have acid reflux but it's reoding the lining of my esophogus and the beginning of my small intestines. I started on Zantac, went to Prilosec and am now on Protonix 40mg 2x a day. It's no cure but it helps keep the stomach acid under control most of the time. During flares, the help isn't so great and I have to go on Carafate liquid to protect the linings until the flare is over. I have no acid taste or burning in my throat. Just the constant heartburn feeling that over the counter meds couldn't cure. We're all different in symptoms except I haven't heard of anyone that didn't have the heartburn pain.
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