Hi all, I've been diagnosed with GERD but never have heartburn. My main symptom off meds was a very tight throat, and lots of swallowing. Whether I am taking PPIs or ranitidine, I have a sour taste in my mouth, constantly except when eating or drinking, but my throat is much less tight and I am swallowing much less so the acid blockers do help somewhat.
I've tried to pay close attention to the sour taste and when it starts. When I am eating, it's not noticeable. about 10-15 minutes after finishing eating, I get the perception that my mouth/body is generating some sour saliva. Closer to 30+ minutes after eating, I start getting more of an acid bitter taste.
Quite a while after eating, it's hard to tell the properties of the saliva in my mouth. But I seem to be producing excess saliva, and when I swallow it down, I notice it's almost immediately replenished and there is that sour taste again. So I am wondering if the saliva itself is generated with a sour taste, or if it just quickly absorbs whatever sour refluxate is there and takes on the sour taste.
Thanks for any ideas.