I agree with Mountain Reader. I have also been suffering with Acid related problems for years and have no damage to my esophagus. I do however have problems with my throat, voice box, vocal cords, sinus and ears. I've had many tests done (Scopes, Barium sw***ows, Bravo, and 24 Impedance) and I have excessive acid. My ENT and Speech pathologist told me, that my throat looked like "raw meat." I've had numerous symptoms that I had no idea were even related to Gerd/LPR and have been living with for years. I.E. Asthma, chronic cough, loss of voice, etc.
I have become weary of taking meds because they weren't helping me and am opting for Nissen Fundoplication Surgery on the 9th of November. I was on the strongest dose of Dexilant when I stopped taking them for testing reasons. I've only noticed a little more heartburn than I was having with the meds, but not enough to make me start taking them again.
Luckily pregnancy is only 9 months. Good luck with your new baby.