Yes, I can confirm the feeling of PND. For over a year, I was self treating my "PND" with guifenesin, with no reduction of my symptoms.
I attributed all of my PND symptoms and throat clearing and coughing at night to my allergies! Since I never had true heartburn, I never would have guessed it to be a remote possibility...but it was actually the main cause!!
I found out from my ENT that our throats actually produce extra extra mucus, to try and mitigate the damage that the acid and bile is trying to inflict! It is an amazing thing to think about...but not so fun to have to deal with!
If we got rid of that mucus entirely, the acid would burn a literal hole in our esophagus! I think it's a double edged sword.
Now, lots of us have the double whammy of our allergy/sinus related PND, AND the LPR related mucus production...so the guifenesin could be of some help, but not really for the LPR mucus.
I guess the goal is to reduce the acid, coat the esophagus to protect it from inflammation and erosion, and have the surgery to fix the physiological weakness that most of us probably have that allows the acid and bile to flow up so freely.
When you think about it, if our bodies didn't produce all that mucus , we would all be dead from the acid!
So that's one thing to be thankful for...right?