GERD and Sore Throat

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Date Joined Aug 2010
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   Posted 8/27/2010 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
A little over a month ago I started feeling nausious after eating a meal and had a few dizzy spells.  I have also had problems swallowing  in the past but really chalked it up to eating too much too fast.  My primary DR. did basic blood work, etc and everything came back normal.  Went to the Gastro doctor and he prescribed nxium and am scheduled for an endoscopy next week.  Ended up not getting the nexium due to the cost but did get a 14-day Prilosic generic over the counter which I finished today.  This has helped as I have not had any other symtpoms.  However, earlies this week I devloped a slight fever, aches and the chills which all went away pretty much overnight.  I did not have a runny nose or cough.  The next day I noticed my throat was really sore and seems to have gotten worse thru the week.  Today I noticed my tongue has some gunky looking white stuff on it towards the back.  Has anyone experienced the same symptoms and is this associated with GERD?  Any suggetions to alleviate the pain?  I don't recall ever having a sore throat this bad.

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 8/27/2010 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
You may have an "acid reflux" burn to your throat, but only your GI can tell you positively.
The endoscopy is a bad experience. They knock you out and you wake up later with a slightly sore throat. Ice cream will soothe it fine. Good luck with the scope.

The dizzy spell could be from the vegus nerve getting irritated.

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Date Joined Dec 2009
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   Posted 9/4/2010 6:49 PM (GMT -6)   
drink lots of fluids. also, if its acid the med should help but you may have to take it daily. id get scoped but also see an ent as they know more about acid in the throat. the gi docs i seen both say acid cannot get in the throat and said lpr is made up. i suffered for over a yr because the gi docs and family doc never knew what silent reflux was. id mention it to the gi though as some are coming around..just dont let them dismiss you. catch this now and youll be far better in long run
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