I believe what you all have is acid reflux. I have had this for very long time and I know how it feels... you will have all kind of symptoms - some that you would never through would be related to acid reflux. When I had my problems, I had chest pains, something stuck in my troat, severe back and shoulder pains, sore and painfull throat, neck pains, sinus pains and pressure, headaches, ear aches, toungle burning and pain, choking, difficulty swallowing... it has been going on for about 3 months and I love 65lbs because I did not want to eat... I tried all PPI (meds for acid reflux), mostly nexium double and triple dosage and it did not help. I was getting weaker and more tired everyday - i also caused anxiety in me and I though I would die from this and that it would never end... I was under a care of gastro doctor all the time and went through many tests (endoscopy, barrium swollow, 24 PH and manometry test). They confirmed that I had reflux but it was not getting any better with drugs so with advice of my doctor I contacted the surgean and deceided to do the surgery to repair my problem. Surgery is called Nissen Fundopliacation and I had it done 4 years ago. I also had hiatal hernia and it was also repaired during the surgery. The surgery fixed my issues and I had no more reflux..I gained some weight back and felt better.. what you all should do is to see gastro doctor to get some tests done and start some meds (nexium was the most effective for me). You should also start a healthy diet and try not to eat anytime close to bedtime. You should also sleep elevated and drink a lot of water and excersise. A lot of times this condition will go away with medications, but remember that you need to take it for 3-4 months to heal. I am sorry for this long e-mail but I wanted to let you know that you are not alone and I know you have many questions... I remember when I had this and looked for answers - I know how you all feel. Good luck and I hope this helps. If you have any more questions for me feel free to post and I will replay. Thank you.