jen123, i am wondering if you decided to just eat yoghurt and blends, or did the GI tell you to do that??
Because I am eating pureed stuff now (baby food! and only the ones without acid) but a GI never gave me the advice to do that...
I have LPR too, and I have had a lump in my throat feeling for a long time. it's the esopagus tightening in response to the reflux. it's a muscle thing. and sometimes i feel like i'm going to choke. it used to bother me so, so much. but..now that i have some other really terrible symptoms to go along with it, the throat sensation doesn't bother me as much.
but i know what you mean, things can get scary.
i have a feeling that you will get better though, and that reducing stress will help, but i know it's hard...hang in there! :)