i saw the question about mucus that is worse on eating. I have had this for years and was diagnosed with LRD Laryngial esophagus reflux disease (sp?), which is like GERD, but the acid/bile is going up higher than the esophagus. The only thing i have found that works for it is Gaviscon, which contains Alginic Acid. This is a foaming agent and should help a lot. The other thing that helps is Famotidine, 20mg. in addition to your PPI, which i found to be useless after a while.