I’m a vegetarian & no (smoking & drinking). But i used to drink strong Tea 5times a day with Ginger & Turmeric. I used to have reflux for 4months, one evening after Tea i felt the reflux & all of sudden some excruciating pain below adams apple. I fix appointment with Doctor the next day. The doctor diagnosed it as GERD. Now I’m in medication(Domperidone + Rabeprazole & Sucralfate) for over 1month now. The pain in esophagus has reduced. But still i feel, excruciating pain occasionally , as if nerves are pulled within esophagus. Don’t know will i ever get into normalcy.