I've been reading a lot about
acid reflux recently since I've got the symptoms in the last 1-2 months. I am a 35 years old male and I would like to share my experience to see if it's just me. One night in june this year I woke up feeling quite uneasy with my heart for the first time in my life. The kind of feeling made me restless and couldn't sleep. Really hard to describe. From the next day, I started having this shortness of breath feeling and occasional papitation and sputtering feeling with my heart. Went to see the doc and did the holter test. Basically the report said I had extra beat occasionally but apparently it's not deemed as a "harmful" problem. Almost from the same time when I started having these issues with my heart, I started having a sore throat and congested nose (most time it's one side). The degree of sore throat varied every day. Sometimes my voice can be a bit scratchy and sometimes it feels fine. but with a flashlight, I can see that the throat was a bit red all the time. Went to see the doctor and she gave me two kinds of antibiotic. I tried both of them in the next 2-3 weeks and didn't do anything to my throat. She was puzzled and mentioned maybe it's acid reflux. I didn't believe it at all because I didn't experience anything related to acid and no heartburn AT ALL. anyway I thought I got nothing to lose so I started the PPI medicine she prescribed. This was Aug and I had got throat and nsasal problem from June. I tried PPI for a week and didn't feel any difference so stopped. 3 days after I stopped PPI, I experienced heart burn the first time in my life. Ever since that day, I have been having acid relfux symptoms pretty much daily. After feeling the heart burn, I went back to the PPI medicine and stayed on it for 20 days and it didn't get rid of the heart burn issue. I read about
it and apparently they've done some research and they gave healthy ppl PPI for a period of time and these people would develop acid reflux problem after stopping it! http://www.medicinenet.com/script
/main/art.asp?articlekey=101718 So I suspected my acid problem may be related to teh drug. So I stopped acid medication from the end of Aug till now and I still have acid reflux symptoms pretty much on daily basis.
My main question is has any of you guys experience throat or sinus problem before you even had any direct acid reflux symptom like burping, heart burn etc. I know acid reflux can cause throat and sinus problem but I had it for 2 months without having any other GERD or acid reflux symptoms. Is this possible if the throat and sinus problems were caused by acid reflux? So could my GERD symptoms be caused by the PPI drug itself? or it's just a coincident?
Your comment will be much appreciated!
Post Edited (DPW) : 9/30/2010 7:48:50 PM (GMT-6)