Just a small helpful hint when you are having problems swallowing pills or food...Most people tend to tilt their head back,as if this will help you swallow the pill. It doesnt. Instead, tilt your head downwards, point ur chin down at your chest. This forces the pill down. I read this somewhere, and I tried it,and it does help.
Mom, you may be just having a flare up at the same time you are trying a new ppi. Or, maybe nexium doesnt work for you. I have been on nexium almost a month, and I cant say i notice much of a difference. I dont know what the next step is for me...but im getting really, really sick of this gerds and lpr!!!!!!