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   Posted 9/17/2011 5:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I've had GERD for around 11 years now, since I was 10, and I'm long past the point of learning how to deal with the symptoms. I'm on the max dose of protonix, and take tums during flare-ups. I haven't had a significant problem with in about 8 years, when I finally found that protonix worked the best.

Recently, however, I've noticed a strange new symptom. I've heard of some people feeling like they constantly have something in their throat...well, I'm now experiencing this, for about a month now. I am constantly nauseated because of it, and nothing will make the nausea go away. It doesn't get better or worse when I eat, but it does keep me from having much of an appetite. I'm stuck clearing my throat or swallowing every 10 seconds to try to get rid of it, but it's still there.

I've started taking more tums daily, and that seems to help somewhat, but it doesn't get rid of the problem. I've also tried cutting out ALL foods that could possibly exacerbate GERD, and that still doesn't help. I'm really at a loss here. I can't handle being nauseated this often; it's really starting to affect my health, since I'm skipping meals just because I can't force myself to eat through the nausea. I'm going to schedule an appointment with my doctor next week, but I'm just wondering if anyone else has suffered through this particular symptom before, and what, if anything, helps.

Any insight to this would be a great help.

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Date Joined Jun 2011
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   Posted Yesterday 7:57 AM (GMT -6)   
This could be a symptom of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR).  You could try the Koufman low acid diet for two weeks.  We have a thread going here.  I've included lots of info in the first post of that thread.  It is astonishing how much acid is in our typical diets.  The GI docs tell us to avoid tomatoes and citrus, but those foods do not account for most of the acid in our diets.LTHis diagnosis is TThhis diagnosisaryngopharyngeal Reflux

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Date Joined Mar 2011
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   Posted Yesterday 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   

the frequent nausea may the result of a conditioned response

stress can cause nausea and after you experience throat pain and apprehension so many times in association with eating...well then probably at some point all anyone has to do is think about eating and they can feel nausea

an alternative theory might be stomach irritation and or infection...speak to your doctor about this by all means!

if you can get the throat pain to subside and control the reflux, and decrease anxiety, i suspect the nausea may decrease or go away

and i agree with sunbeam it sounds like LPR which means the reflux is getting way high up in the throat

so its really important to elevate the head of your bed 6 or more inches and dont eat within 3 hours of lying down

try eating smaller, much smaller, meals an more of them to make up for it

hang in there and keep us posted...we know it aint easy


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   Posted Yesterday 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Nausea is my main GERD symptom, and the one that breaks through medication more than any other symptom. DGL helps a bit with morning nausea for me. However, if you feel the nausea is more the result of 'gag' because of sensations in your throat/gullet, then you probably need a repeat scope to check for hernia, strictures etc. It does seem to be the case that GERD is associated with a certain amount of "hypersensitivity" of the gullet (oesophagus), so there may be nothing visible. Even so, I would get all your tests "refreshed", which if nothing else, can help reduce the "worry" element of things!

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