This is supposadly the number 1 reason people miss work and see doctors. Boy howdy do I know that one! Mine started 3.5 years ago and still no diagnoses. I've been on almost all the proton inhibitors with no success. I haven't had carbinated drinks or chocolate in all this time. Except 1 tootsie roll that reminded me why I don't eat it. I still drink 2 cups of coffee in the morning that they want me to give up. I think I've had every test they can give me and still nothing. Except my esophagus, stomack and right colon are inflammed and I have ulcers in my colon. Went and seen another doctor on Wednesday. He had the audacity to ask if it really bothered me that much! And if I was stressed. Then brought up gastroparesis. (again). I asked him if the inflammation is normal with that? He told me no. So I asked him why he thought that was it. Of course thats the same as my regular GP had said. So when she'd faxed my records she made sure to put that in there. I feel it only muddies the waters and slows down my chances of getting diagnosed. Every time I eat something I bloat up like I'm 9 months pregnant. Incrediable pressure behind my sternum and difficulty swallowing. And the best they can come up with is reflux! I've been trying out a new diet. Great taste no pain. You can google about it. For me its only partially successful. Anyone else have something like this? Did you get a diagnosis? What helped? Sorry so long. But I'm getting desperate about this. I drive for a living and had to give up my regular shift of 36 hours and go to split shift of16 hrs. Cant sit that long in a vehicle. The pressure builds up in my chest and makes it real hard to breath. Sorry so long,but I'm hoping someone might be able to steer me onto something else.