Possible GERD?

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Date Joined Mar 2013
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   Posted 3/20/2013 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
My symptoms:

Sensation of sputum in back of throat, impossible to clear with coughing
Sensation of pressure in my mid/upper back on the left side below the shoulder blade, which becomes a stronger/painful sensation during deep inhalation (although breathing is otherwise unaffected)
Difficulty swallowing, in that I feel the need to concentrate while swallowing regardless of whether or not I'm eating/drinking, associated the aforementioned sensation of un-clearable sputum in my throat.

about me: 18 YOA
Healthy Weight
No diagnosed respiratory/gastrointestinal disorders (however I have never been tested for any such
Smoker of approximately 6 - 12 cigarettes daily

Currently Prescribed: Vyvanse (Lisdexamfetamine) for ADD taken orally once daily

What I'm looking to ascertain: Are these symptoms consistant with GERD?

Is this consistant with simple GERD or am I experiencing complications such as
aspiration pneumonia or bronchospasm due to undetected pulmonary aspiration,

Can this be treated with simple off-the-shelf antacids ("Tums" etc?)

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 3/20/2013 11:01 AM (GMT -6)   

Welcome to HealingWell. You've found a safe, secure, and reliable support community for people battling a range of health issues. We have many  fellow members here who will be glad to lend an ear, offer information, and provide support for when you need it.

We are not professionals but peers just like you so if your topic requires a professional we may refer you to your Doctor.

I will go out on a limb and share with you that your sx could be caused by GERD but also they could be related to many other medical conditions. you may want to read through the information in our resources:


My best advice - make an appointment with your Dr. for a medical screening exam.


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