My stomach feels like it's in knots. I have terrible gas all the time and have had this for years? I got sick a couple of months ago (throwing up for four hours) and my stomach has not felt good since. I have had issues with gas for years...I also have issues with swallowing my food.
It's definitely time to see a doctor about this. Sometimes after a stomach flu our systems get out of whack. I know we always add beneficial bacteria into our diets when we're recovering. But, it's not good you've been having symptoms for years and this should definitely be checked out. You could also have low esophageal motility (trouble swallowing) which the doctor will check out as well.
You can read more about the symtpoms of reflux including those less commonly known here:
7 Symptoms of Acid Reflux
Understanding Acid Reflux: A Doctor Q&A
Best of Luck - Stephanie