Started suffering severe nightime " gerd " at night which interfered with sleeping over a year ago. Endoscopy showed small hernia and inflamed esophagus. Symptoms were manageable although PPI's didn't really help. For the last two months these symptoms have now presented themselves persistently and daily and I'm not coping very well with constant burning from chest to throat and/ or lump thightness in throat. I was hospitalised a few weeks ago in intense pain and weight loss but barium test and ct scan came back negative. Due to have another endoscopy and ct scan in the next couple of weeks but I'm struggling to cope with life as in constant discomfort - gaviscon helps a little - no regurgitation just a feeling of food being stuck. Any thoughts / help would be appreciated as don't know how much longer I can cope with this discomfort and putting a brave face on.