What was actually happening was stomach acid - which is very irritanting to the esophagus - was backing up into my lower esophagus. I am not too sure as to what caused this to happen in the first - perhaps being overweight had something to do with it. I know that it took several weeks of treatment before it no longer caused me problems.
Bev, I am concerned that you are not taking medication for this. I do remember the names of the medications I was prescribed for GERD - Prilosec and Propulsid. I will send my list about presciption medication sites to the Forum - and then you will be able to learn more about these medications, Prilosec and Propulsid.