I have had acid reflux for over ten years. I have come to realize lately how serious this matter is. It's not just a matter of working through the pain. Damage is done to your esophagus, and this can cause serious health problems. I think that too many people ignore their acid reflux, and don't realize how dangerous this is. I still eat out every day, but I'm being more selective about my diet. After taking IB for years for my hip problems, I have awful stomach issues. I think that bBucko has had the same experience with IB. I am just hoping that people realize what the triggers are and how to deal with them.