Thanks again for your support. So I just came back from my visit and I have to say that she is absolutely awesome. She scoped my throat and sees very mild vocal cord pareisis,normal vocal cords for the most part, and pretty significant reflux despite being on two prevacids which is pretty depressing. She also prescribed me tetracycline (just had a URI).
On a positive note, she told me that there is a solution to LPR and explained her frustration with sending patients to all different doctors who do nothing but suggest conflicting ideas. I then told her that I am saddened by this condition because there is no cure and she looked at me and said "Who said? of course there is, 2/3 of my patients graduate. I want to get you to a place where you no longer need to be running to doctors and so you can live a normal healthy life." At that point, I burst into tears because in all this time, she is the first Doctor to give me hope. She also said she forbids me to do any of my own research on LPR, because she informed me that 90 percent of what I am reading is extremely misleading. After she scoped me, she held my throat with both of her hands just around my UES and told me to swallow. When I was done, she said good but I'm not exactly sure why she did this.
She's very authoritative but she's also a wonderful and caring doctor and I am happy to be in her care. I am scheduled to do the manometry and 24 hr double-probe ph test on 3/1 and 3/2 (which I am extremely freaked out about) but I know I need to do it. If any of you are in the NYC area, I absolutely recommend scheduling a visit with her ASAP! It's so nice to know that with all the conflicting information out there, you can get the best possible care for this horrific condition.
Thanks again for your support guys and I hope you feel better