|Interestingly, this was the exact same chart on the wall in the exam room.|
He couldn't see anything (no lesions or bumps), and diagnosed me with acid reflux. I asked if 1.) acid reflux can make you feel like you have a bump in your throat even if there's no inflammation or bump, and 2.) if acid reflux can give this gagging problem that I have, and he said yes on both counts - and that it's fairly common... I'm dubious, but he really seemed to know his stuff, and I won't lie - he was in his fifties and had lots of silver flecking his dark hair. Such obvious distinguished age made it easier to trust / believe him when he said that he gets 2-4 guys a day with similar problems due to acid reflux, even if they don't complain of any heart burn.
So, he prescribed Omeprazole: