Hi, thought I would offer my two cents, that's probably what my response is worth
I have IBS, and have had chronic recurrent sinusitis for 20 years with 5 endoscopic sinus surgeries.
For one year prior to the onset of IBS symptoms I had a recurrence of sinusitis with a new twist, I
had a sense of localized swelling in my throat, that felt like a small golf ball, and an intermittent
alteration in the strength of my voice. I was told that I had what is known as globus hystericus, and
intermittent right sided vocal paralysis. I was advised to decrease stress; ct scans of the sinus
were pronounced normal. Sinus symptoms, headache, congestion, burning eyes etc. did not respond
to traditional therapy. As I am a bit obsessive I continued to seek evaluations, was diagnosed with
Gerd. ENT upon being advised of the Gerd diagnosis said that this could trigger the globus sensation and irritate my sinuses. GI docs don't believe
that GERD can cause sinus symptoms, while some ENT's do, so my GI thought I was nuts, and my ENT doc thought I was nuts too, but not because I attributed my sinus problems to Gerd.
I too had the constant sinus drip into my throat, and was advised this could be triggering
the globus. Acid reducing meds (H2 blockers, and PPI's did not help Gerd) and ultimately my "normal"
sinus ct was read as a localized infection requiring surgical drainage. Surgery was performed, post op
I was told that the amount of infectious drainage was so significant that the surgical team were shocked.
The Globus and voice changes went away within weeks, although the inflamed sinuses and sense of burning of the
esophagus remained. I am currently considering a surgical procedure as a last ditch effort to address
the gerd symptoms (Nissan Fundoplication) which may make me better, or has an equal chance of making me worse.