I have dealt with reflux for many years, but my most current symptoms are new to me. For a couple of months, I have felt that there is something in my throat. Hurts to swallow, but not in a strep throat or sore throat from a cold sorta way. It is hard to explain, but it just doesn't feel like pain from irritation. My reflux medications do not seem to have any affect on it. I have tried sleeping on an incline, but nothing seems to help it.
I have been to a ENT Dr. and a gastrointestinal Dr. Both claim that it is something that I need to see the other for. I have had a upper endoscopy which revealed minor irritation, but nothing unreasonable. I have also had a barium swallow, which revealed moderate reflux. I have had a throat CT and chest xray, both of which were okay.
I have been told that I have a small hiatal hernia.
I just don't feel like this is reflux, but the ENT insists. He says that my esophagus everything surrounding are red and swollen. He prescribed me anti inflammatory medications, which did nothing. I am absolutely miserable. I feel like my breathing is affected and it hurts every single day. Has anyone experienced anything like this??
Post Edited (darryl7575) : 5/28/2012 8:13:53 AM (GMT-6)