Post Edited (Joan Mack) : 6/9/2006 6:22:03 PM (GMT-6)
I see you are new to the forum. Can you give us a history of your symptoms. How long has it progressed to make you need surgery.
I know what you mean about staying up late just sitting up because you can't go to bed yet. I've spent many a night on the couch (recliner) because of that - or have had to move to the couch in the middle of the night. (Much to my husband's dismay.) I'll have to try the Gaviscon.
I hope you're feeling better after the surgery!
REgular GERD and LF GERD which is an laryngopharyngeal form of gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Symptoms of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux are:
I became sick this past January with the common cold virus - that nasty bug that it is. I had a horrible cough and my throat always felt like it was on fire. Then the head hold came with the runny nose...so on so forth. I didnt need any antibiotics (so my Dr. said) which I was glad for. I just did home remedy things and took cold medicine.
Now, 3 months later I cant kick the Phlegm! I feel it constantly running down the back of my throat. I clear my throat and its still there. I cant cough up anything, i just gag when I try. It also has made me start snorting. Its strange, its as though I now dont have enough room to breathe and my throat closes up resulting in the snorting sound. I've also started doing it in my sleep and it wakes me up. A friend though maybe I should be checked for Sleep apnea, but i dont think I completley stop breathing (wouldn't I know?) but I think snort when I cant get air though and the sound wakes me up.
Any suggestions or anyone ever experience the same thing?