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Acid Reflux / GERD Message Board

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First of all, its great speaking with you on this. Its nice to find someone who can relate.

Regarding what you said about the mucous. I wonder too if its more the sensation and the need to clear my throat. I think for me, anxiety makes it seem worse. As humans, we are not "supposed" to feel anything foreign in our throats. So the sensation from the irritation, mixed with whatever mucous IS there, casues me to focus on those sensations, thus possibly making it seem worse than it actually is.

I become more aware of it when I eat. Not sure why this is. It actually feels like there is more mucous as I eat. I also notice my saliva is thicker.

I was on Protonix once a day for about 5 weeks with no improvement. I did alot of research in some medical journals, and read that once a day for LPR is basically useless. I also read that treatment cannot be considered a failure until patient has been on 2x a day for atleast 6 months. My ENT agreed with this, and thus upped my doseage to 2x day...which has now been 3 weeks. I thought I saw an improvement after 2 weeks for about 5-6 days, then symptoms came back in full force. So I am not sure if it was the PPI or just the intermittent cyclical nature of the disease.

I wonder how long this has been creeping up on me. I can remember back to 10 years ago, when I had VERY intermittent occasional symptoms of this nature that disappeared for years at a time. Then 2-3 years ago, it came more frequently, but again, disappeared. Then symptoms reappeared about 6 months ago, and have stayed since.

I had two scopes, and doctor said he saw red and swollen larynx. What else could he have seen to indicate if the disease had progressed further?

I have not taken Claritin. Have you? How long have you had your symptoms. And also, I dont think you answered (if you did, i apologize)- but do you have your symptoms every day?

Oh, one more thing I have noticed. Over the years, I notice i tend to have a "sensitive esophogus". Meaning, when I eat, I tend to feel that food gets stuck more often, though I dont think it actually is. I wonder if there is a correlation.

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