I have had problems with hoarseness for some time. The ENT put a tube down my nose, and ruled out polyps, etc. He decided it was allergy (which I have had for years), so he put me on medication. No help. Next I have been taking drugs for GERD, although I have no symptoms. I took an over the counter pill for a month with no results, and am now on a prescription medication. Since I do have Hashimoto's thyroid disease and already take a daily pill, I am at a loss. I will see a thyroid specialist next week just to rule everything out. Now I am thinking that this is just another of the pleasures of fibromyalgia. Does anyone else have a similar problem? Does it take a long time to heal the throat after treatment for GERD begins. Thanks for any help!