I'm a 23/f non smoker, not overweight and have been experiencing MILD indigestion/heartburn for years now. I would pop a Tum or Mylanta and be perfectly fine. about four weeks ago I noticed this slight gagging sensation in my throat which seemed to be worse in the mornings but would also sometimes present intermittently throughout the day. I didn't notice any other symptoms but saw my doctor who cleared me of h.pylori (I asked for a test) so I was negative. He gave me Parriet to try and I found it made no difference. Zantac seemed to help a lot but then after a few days, it didn't. I went to another doctor who took one look in my mouth and said I had an enlarged uvula and irritation (inflammation?) at the back of my throat from a post nasal drip. He gave me antibiotics and it turned out I had an awful sinus infection (but I hadn't had a cold or anything). I didn't experience this gagging sensation the entire time I was taking the antibiotics (clarithromycin) and my infection went away...but 8 days later, I am STILL getting this sensation.
Here's my symptoms:
feeling like there's a build up of liquid or water in my throat
the constant need to swallow
a sudden gagging sensation (but no nausea or vomitting)
sometimes like a burning sensation in my stomach
I am going crazy thinking it's just anxiety or something but I know it's not. My mum thinks perhaps my infection hasn't fully cleared up. I still have a cough with some phlegm but I don't think there's any post nasal drip happening...but then again, I had no idea about it in the first place?
What should I do?