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Acid Reflux / GERD Message Board

Acid Reflux / GERD Board Index

Hi there. Not sure if anyone on here can help me or not.

I am a 32 yo female. Have had these symptoms on and off for the last few years, but this year they are have incresed and presistent.

I have a feeling of thick sticky mucous in my throat that wont move up or down. When by a miracle I CAN get something up, it is clear, sticky, thick and gluelike. The abundance is cyclical througout the day- some times worse than others. Seems to be worse when I eat (anything) and also when I cry or yell.

I feel like I constantly have to clear my throat, which is unproductive. Sometimes it feels the mucous is sitting on my gag reflex and It gags me. Sometimes the sensation of the phlegm makes me so nervous because I fear it will block my esophogus and I cant get it up or down. I already drink 3 quarts of water a day and nothing works.

Also: I do NOT have any noteworthy nasal symptoms (955 of the time), no runny nose or congestion, no chest congestion and no cough. This all leads me to believe its not sinus related.

I have seen two ENT's now who scoped me and said "reflux". I was on Zantac which did nothing. Now I am on Protonix. I just finished Week 2. I thought the last couple of days were a little better (not phenomenal but some improvement). Then today I am right back to my worst ever!!

My questions:
-Has anyone else with this ever had these symptoms?
-What did you do?
-How long does the medicine take to work? Should I worry that its been 2 weeks?

I feel like i am losing my mind. Its affecting my quality of life. Any advice would be helpful. And some reassurance that the mucous wont block my esophogus? Thank you. Sometimes I just feel I cant go on like this.

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