I had acid reflux for many years and ate rennies like sweets nothing helped.doc said lord weight.stop spicy food don't drink alcohol. Eventually after threatening to sue them I was sent for endoscopy...camera down gullet and stomach. I had barrets eosophagus..a pre cancer and in one year it turned to cancer.major surgery to save my life. Do not ignore acid reflux if you find swallowing difficult and gave annoying cough and acid that burns. Ask doc to check for barrets. It is usually too late to survive by the time symptoms are so bad. Pressure your doctor and do not take no for am answer.