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Thought I would bump this up for the LPR people.

I started out with what I thought was a sinus infection...was on antibiotics for a week, but I couldn't stop clearing my throat. After a week of that, I went to an ENT....he had a device, a very thin wire with a camera, which he put into my nose and down my throat. He said my vocal chords were "red" and diagnosed me with "Silent Acid Reflux" (I never really had heartburn, and still don't....once in a blue moon I may have an "acidy" burp, but that's rare if I watch what I eat).

I went to my Internist...and he put me on Aciphex for 8 weeks. He said if it's an ulcer, the medicine should help...if not I will have to go for an Endoscopy.

I am very careful with my meals. I generally have Oatmeal with a few slices of bananna or strawberries for breakfast.

I found something called Teecinno...which replaced my is not made with coffee beans and has no caffeine. It's not bad with a little cream an sugar.

I usually have a mid morning oatmeal cookie or an apple.

Lunch is usually chicken and a vegatable. Sometimes I mix in a little feta cheese for flavor. Or sometimes I mix in a little Terriyaki and Honey (which seems to agree with me).

In the afternoon I have another fruit snack, pears seem to work well for me.

For dinner I have more chicken, veggies (usually cooked/steamed string beans, peas, or broccoli florets) and brown rice.

I also have dessert...usually a small toasted corn muffin with a small glass of 1 percent milk. The cold milk always feels sooooo good going into my stomach!

I have found that I can also have a chicken pot pie...or meat loaf for dinner and that doesn't bother me either.

I haven't had any more episodes of not being able to clear my throat...but I don't feel 100 percent well either.

I have had very bad gas/bloat after eating: Sushi, Ice Cream, Black Pepper, Some Raw Veggies, Garlic.

I find that when I am stressed I get worse...especially the "lump in the throat" sensation....which scares the heck out of me.

I am going for accupuncture which I find has helped....

Sometimes I can actually feel food or cold liquids going into my stomach, and wonder if that is normal??? Does anyone else have that?

I also "burp" after I eat anything...even a small cup of temporarily makes me feel better. My throat feels dry...and I also get a sensation of difficulty when I swallow, although the food goes down. Sometimes I also feel like there is something stuck in my throat.

I have found that many small meals help...I also chew my food at least 20 times now, and eat slowly. I read somewhere not to drink any liquids while you are eating (not sure why). I also tried "Slippery Elm Lozenges" which are supposed to heal your throat and stomach.

Hope this helps...

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