@benjvandenheuvel– Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. MY GI doctor suggested that I try FDgard (caraway oil, I menthol) to help stop that awful pain and burning. I find that it works beautifully. I take one Omeprazole a day. I have no idea if you could ever use this alone in place of your medication.
Have you had any lung testing or seen a pulmonologist? Have you tried any exercises?