I've been suffering with an intermittent sore throat since the summer. All of my family on my mum's side suffers with acid reflux or 'silent reflux' (not that I know what that is), so I'm guessing it might be my turn now.
This morning I woke up and within minutes I developed some cracking indigestion type pain - it was like somebody flicked a switch and with that a wave of discomfort spread across my chest. Eugh.
I'm quite keen to try and manage this without having to resort to medication, however I know nothing about what to look out for. My diet is low in gluten and dairy, and I actively avoid sugar as much as possible. I do have weaknesses though, they are coffee and red wine and I suspect they might play a key part. I will probably start a food diary and look out for patterns.
My main question is this. How long does it typically take for certain foods to cause symptoms of reflux? If I develop symptoms in the morning, how do I work out which of yesterday's meals could be the culprit?