Hi I'd like to introduce myself. I'm Mysticcat and am in tears because I found this site! I have been suffering from a sore throat, excessive mucus, sinus congestion and a bunch of other stuff for weeks. I quit smoking 9 weeks ago....before these symptoms presented themselves. I quit because I wanted to I dont think these symptoms are a result of the quit. I was feeling pretty good until 4 weeks ago. I've been on 3 antibiotics over a 4 week period because of 1st a sinus infection then strep. But I truly believe I suffer from GERD!
I had been searching the net for about 3 weeks trying to find something that would help convince me that there was more going on. Then I googled it "hurts my throat when I bend over" and there; in front of my eyes was someone describing Exactly What I've been feeling. The strangling around my neck, something stuck in my throat, my ears aches. Well you guys know the rest. I really did cry when I was reading. Now I'm relieved. Oh and feel badly for those feeling this way too. I never really got heartburn though.
Anyway, I have a question. Should I see a GI or an ENT? Or do the treat different parts of this disease? I am so eager to feel better.
Right now I'm trying apple cider vinegar morning and night also priloscec. I know should have spoke to my primarycare Dr about that first but I can't see him until Thurs. Trying for relief. I'm also eating a very soft, bland diet. Mostly smoothies and not fat ice cream shakes and ensure. I hate the food stuck in my throat.
I'm sorry for the long post. And thank you in advance for any help.