Can you have a weak LES spinchter without reflux?

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lisasue58
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   Posted 5/7/2013 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I am wondering if you can have a weakened LES spinchter without REFLUX? My son has had a severe sore throat since Oct 2012. He went through the 24 hr ph test w/ impendence, which showed no reflux.
He did the manometry test that showed the Weak LES spinchter. He was also on protonix and a low acid diet for 7 weeks with no improvement.

The Gastro Dr. said there is no reason why my son should have a sore throat, he thought it was allergies.

The Allergist and ENT dr both suggested it's reflux.

we are now going on month 7 of a sever chronic sore throat, and i don't know who to believe anymore? Anyone else go through anything like this? I would love to hear your advice.

Cindy123
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   Posted 5/7/2013 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I also have been having a sore throat for over a month.  Mine for the most part was sore with a burning sensation right at the back of the throat.  The burning would last for a few hours.  I went to an ENT who looked down my throat and said there was nothing there....he also thought it was allergies.  I just had a barium swallow done yesterday to see if it's acid.  I am waiting on the results for that.  I should mention that I had the NF surgery done two years ago.  HOWEVER, I started taking Oregano Oil after seeing the ENT (last week), five drops with a little bit of water or mixed in honey, three times a day.  Sure enough the burning is gone and the sore throat is almost gone too. 
 
You might want to research oregano oil and see if it's something you might want to try.  It certainly wouldn't hurt. 
 
Cindy 

lisasue58
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   Posted 5/7/2013 1:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Cindy thank you re: Oregano Oil, i love the natural approach. Can you advise where to purchase this? thank you

Cindy123
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   Posted 5/7/2013 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, you can find it at any health store....I bought (Wild Oregano) OreganumPlus 1:1 made by St. Francis Herb Farm.  It has Vitamin D3 in the Oregano Oil.  Please don't use it by itself...it burns.  I found that mixing it with water is a lot better than mixing it with honey.  Tell your son it sip it as it tends to burn a litle.  Don't gulp it down.  I am 110 llbs and I use 5 drops, 3 times a day. 
 
Good luck, I hope it helps. 
 
Cindy 
p.s.  I am not sure where you live but I live in Toronto and can get it from any health store

lisasue58
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   Posted 5/7/2013 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Cindy, found it on Amazon. Someone else prior to your posting told me about this over a month ago. Im glad for a confirmation. Will give it a try, and good luck w/ your test results too.
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