Chronic sore throat

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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 9/12/2009 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everybody....i just joined the Gerd forum...i think i need help.

Im 31 years old with a healthy weight.
well, months ago (jan-feb) i started feeling a constant pressure feeling in my throat, it sort of feels like my throat gets full and full. I needed to open my mouth or swallow my saliva to let it go. Shortly after, i started experiencing excessive throat mucus. Ever since, i have to clear my throat pretty much all day. I don't cough but sometimes my voice wears out.
I do have many allergies, so i thought it was one of them. So i didnt go to the doctor for it. I take allergy pills all the time.

All the sudden (2 months ago), i started burping really bad and for first time i felt a burning sensation from my stomach up to my throat.( including chest pain). I went to see my PCP and he said i have GERD. He prescribed Pepcid and 5 days later i felt worse. Not only i was having heartburn, but a sore throat started with a shortness of breath feeling too. I went back and he changed my prescription to omeprazole. I have been taking it almost a month and my sore throat is getting worse than ever, and i keep burping all day. I cant make it stop. On top of that, some days i have a burning tongue. Even though, i felt an improvement with heartburn. Last week, i went back due to the excessive burping and sore throat,(my throat is red, irritated, and raw). This time he gave me Nexium.

Not sure if its working or not, because my sore throat still there but now i have gas and diarrhea. Finally i called back and said nothing its working. He gave me the referral to see a ENT doctor this Thursday coming up.

Does it sound like Gerd, Lpr or something more serious????

Thanks for your support.

At this point, im really scared with this appointment.

Elite Member

Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 14475
   Posted 9/12/2009 1:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to Healingwell.
HMMMMM........Sounds like your acid is coming into your mouth sometimes.
You probably have severe GERD. Your LES is maybe weak.
Ask for these tests from your GI: Endoscopy, BRAVO, barium swallow, and motility test.
They will answer the questions you may have about your symtoms.
Most of the tests are not bad at all. The only one that is unpleasant is the motilty test, but it is a mind over matter issue.
Please stick around we can answer alot of your questions. If nothing else we can give you support through your journey.


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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 9/12/2009 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your support and nice words Joy.....
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