I am 41 and have been suffering w/h acid reflux over 8 years. 2 years ago I began to have the problem of choking during the night. Only relief was to sleep in recliner chair (6mos ) .Began also having difficulty while eating. Food travels down and then appears to feel stuck. Pain is uncomfortable and only relief is regurgatation. At onset of symptoms I was 284 pounds... I now weigh 138 and my symtoms of choking at night have disappeared, I still cannot enjoy a meal without my esphogus malfunctioning. I have never heard of another person who can relate to these symptoms. I also have extreme discomfort in my hands/feet when exposed to cool temps. Would appreciate any suggestions or anyone who suffers same symptoms.