You may be experiencing excess mucus - it could be from your LPR or could be from your rhinitis. Since you have rhinitis as well, I found a couple of ENT websites that say a good rule of thumb to tell the difference between PND related to rhinitis and PND related to LPR is that with rhinitis you have other nasal symptoms such as congestion and runny nose and the globus feeling isn't constant and can be lessen by antihistamines. With the LPR it is constant and not helped by antihistamines but is lessen by doubling up on PPIs for a minimum of 6 weeks
I never have the constant globus feeling, Sometimes when I eat a hot meal I might get a very slight feeling that doesn't last long - clear my throat once or twice and it si gone. We were at my dad's tonight and I mentioned it after eating and both my parents, my wife and my daughter said they experience the same thing. I don't think all five of us have LPR but we all have rhinitis as well. I have talked to several folks who say they experience the same thing so it must be somewhat common as long as it isn't constant.
It sounds like you have tried the stuff that should work - drinking lot of water, chewing gum but you might try an antihistamine or a mucus reducer to see if it will help. Also, avoid dairy products as it will cause the mucus to be thick (assuming this is mucus you are experiencing).
Good luck. I feel for folks who struggle with LPR. I know the small amount of mucus I have sometimes when I eat can be a pain in the neck (no pun intended) and I can't imagine having to deal with that all the time.
Post Edited (Robby_H) : 12/24/2010 7:58:28 PM (GMT-7)