>was pretty much the worst experience of my life.
I've had about 7 now, let me quote the little old lady in her 80's who was in before me one time.
Daughter: Oh you didn't have the sedative
Old Lady: No, that would have wasted the whole day, and I wanted to do the gardening.
On the subject, switching from omeprazole to lansoprazole helps some people, gaviscon advance is also good for offsetting symptons, especially at night. Raising the end of the bed on a couple of bricks helps also. The very best test is a 24 hour manometry and Ph test to judge the seriousness of it, in the end I had a nissen done to (mainly) fix it.