I have GERD and slow stomach emptying time. Many of us who have it know the symptoms and really know what we should not be eating like fatty foods. Also, we know that small meals really helps.
I wanted to suggest something for your dry throat and crackling voice. I've found that if I don't drink enough water, I have problems with my voice. It crackles and feels like I could fix it if I cleared my throat, but that doesn't help. So you might try more water. Helped me.
I am avoiding antihistamines because my throat gets so dry, especially at night. Singulair doesn't do a thing for me.
I read a study last night that says GERD/LPR is way overdiagnosed, difficult to find in many patients, and treatments (PPIs) are no more effective than a placebo!
On the acid reflux board, there are a bunch of people who had surgery for GERD/LPR and it didn't do anything for them: they still have big problems.
This makes me think that something else is going on, because I have NO burning or heartburn, but I do have the globus sensation, a very dry throat, and a crackling voice (off and on). I also get some mild wheezing since coming down with bronchitis last year.
So if anyone with bad allergies and sinus problems here has symptoms similar to mine, let me know. Last thing I want to do is go down a rabbit hole with the whole acid reflux thing.