yes acid reflux was also one of my first symptoms. but went on the PPis (took three to find one that worked) and it did work, but then my symptoms went to my ears and the rest of my body. so since the acid reducers worked for me, I was great in that area for 2 1/2 years, even being off the meds (think I was only on them for like 3 months) then I used asthma inhalers in dec/jan/feb and it for sure was the trigger that brought it back. even being off them for 2 months has not helped at all though. want to go back on ppi's soooooooo bad i'm in hell. How long did it take for you to raise your stomach acid? I did the bitters and zinc and b vitamins and folate, HCL but it didn't work. Maybe my problem really is too much acid, since the acid blockers worked for me and kept me good for so long. who knows, don't know what my next move is!