Hey Moochpb – did you try the HCL? How did it work for you? I also have a hiatal hernia and the reflux is killing me! I tried organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar last night in desperation, but it didn’t help enough. Finally had to take a tsp of baking soda in water before I could get to sleep. I’m hoping this will go away over time, but not sure what to do in the mean time. I’m following the strict diet, and eating very small portions but still having reflux. Last night was way worse, I think because of some garlic in my soup.