I Have Acid Reflux (gerd) Too
I'm a 65 year old male with acid reflux. It seems to be getting worse. If I eat at 6:00 PM, I have to stay up until midnight or it bothers me. Acid Reflux is very dangerous because the acid washing up into your esophagus can cause Barret's Esophogitis which is a precursor to cancer.
Things I'm am trying now are:
switching to the Paleo Diet
Losing weight - I'm slightly overweight - I weigh 165 and I'm 5 8" and according to test I'm 27% fat - they think it's "visceral fat" which definitely aggravates the symptoms.
Sleeping with the head of the bed elevated really works but doesn't really solve the problem and it means that I'm not sleeping with my wife - (not good for your marriage).
I am taking protonics (prescription drug) which helps a little.
Surgery is an option but I haven't really explored that.
This may seem bad, but I've really learned to live with it pretty well. Certainly would be interested if anyone else has experiences like this.