Hi and thanks for the query,
GERD has some typical abnormal or rare presentations that must always be considered in the evaluation of at risk patients. Asthma
like symptoms including cough
are one of the most frequent. An optimal GERD management usually leads to the amelioration and depletion most of the time of these symptoms. Complicating or aggravating conditions like peptic ulcer disease
or acute gastritis
must also be well managed. Doing endoscopic examinations with the gastroenterologist to visualize the structure of the throat, diagnose complications earlier, do some biopsies if necessary of gastric tissue and test for helicobacter pylori
are key indicators for endoscopic examination.
I suggest you meet a gastroenterologist for a complete work up and management. While waiting, taking your drugs regular, raising the head part of the bed by about 5cm with respect to the lower, avoiding gas fluids and spicy foods and avoiding late night meals are important temporary measures.
Thanks and hope this helps,