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GERD? Or Allergies?
Dec 26, 2011
I am at my wits end with this. I don't know if my issue is GERD, bad allergies, or both.

I can't go have $10,000 in medical tests done, so I am looking for some advice.

My symptoms:

1. Irritated throat off and on. The irritation is right at the back behind the tongue and descends maybe an inch. It is a dry feeling, not a full-fledged sore throat.
2. Broken voice off and on. It comes and goes.
3. Feeling of gunk stuck in the throat, and general tightness.
4. Sometimes dry mouth.
5. Mild wheezing off and on, but not full-blown asthma

Once in a while, like last night, I will burp and it will burn a bit if I had spicy food, alcohol, etc. That doesn't happen often though.

I am not getting ANY heartburn, chest-pains, etc.

I have BAD allergy and sinus problems, and the last time the allergist looked at my throat, he said he could see an endless stream of mucus coming down from the sinuses. I had to have sinus surgery in 2004, and I have a severe dust mite allergy and mold allergy.

I take Prevacid but it doesn't seem to alleviate symptoms. I even double up on it, but again, no real change.

Running seems to make symptoms worse, and I try to run 5-6 times a week. Not sure why that is.

Before running off to the DR for expensive tests I can't afford, I thought I would check to see if anyone here had advice. I just quit drinking coffee (I drink LOTS of coffee) and I will cut down on spicy food.

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