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Migz27
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   Posted 10/22/2013 2:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Good day to all.. I'm miguel 27 from the philippines but working here in UAE.. To be alone here away from your family is very hard.. I'm having this problem for about 4 months(i think).. First i had a cough last july and took some antibiotics but the cough stay for a month. Upon taking the antibiotic i started to feel nauseous and some stomach discomfort. I went to my gp and give me ppi and domperidone.. I took it for a week and stop because i feel better. Then one morning of august i had a discomfort again in my stomach and gave me another ppi and domperidone(again). So i stop again after i feel better. Then suddenly on my way home from work last month i had a lump feeling in my throat so i went to an ent in the morning then diagnose me with chronic pharyngitis.. He gave me a ppi and gaviscon advance because he said its reflux.. But when i drink the ppi it give a stomach cramp so i stopped.. Then went back to the ent and told me to go to a gastro doc.. Now my symptoms increased
Tight chest
Lump feeling in the throat
Throat clearing(sometimes)
Acid feeling at the back of my throat
Difficulty in breathing sometimes(as if something is closing in my upper stomach when iNhaling)
Clugged nose
I really nid help because this affects my work.. Sorry for postiing long..
Btw i havent seen a gastro yet!

dencha
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   Posted 10/22/2013 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Migz27,
Welcome to the Healing Well GERD forum!  It sounds as if you've come to the right place.  The symptoms you've described are classic and very typical for uncontrolled GERD.
 
The breathing issue on inhaling is almost certainly your dysfunctional vocal chords that are closing when they shouldn't because of the reflux effects.
 
You really, really need to make an appointment with a GI doc and get in to see him/her.  Once you're on a PPI/acid reducer, stay on it and give your upper GI tract time to heal. 
 
You may find your LES (the valve that keeps acid in the stomach and not in the esophagus) is very weak, and the PPIs will be necessary long term.  Get that appointment, and take along a list of symptoms and questions.  It might be time for you to get some testing to see what's really going on.
 
Glad you've joined the forum!  It's a great group, who will provide you with lots of support.
Best wishes,
Denise
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Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
Allergy/Asthma

"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”

“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”

“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”
Eckhart Tolle

Migz27
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   Posted 10/23/2013 12:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the reply Denise.. Do you think i will be on meds for long?i am very sad on what is happening to me. I can't focus on my work. Can meds stop all of this? I am very afraid of what is going on to me.

MonalisaDivinchi
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   Posted 10/23/2013 3:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Miguel, Yes, I believe you are in the right area. Symptoms of gerd are a burning sensation in your chest (heartburn), sometimes spreading to the throat, along with a sour taste in your mouth,Chest pain
,Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia),Dry cough,Hoarseness or sore throat,Regurgitation of food or sour liquid (acid reflux),Sensation of a lump in the throat. This looks a lot like your problem. I think that when you see your next doctor he will be able to solve the problem. Sometimes people don't have it as bad when they are on a certain diet. Are the symptoms worse when you eat certain things? Best of luck!

Monalisa

Migz27
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   Posted 10/23/2013 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Honestly i don't know what food cause this. But now i'm not drinking alcohol coffe soda and i'm also avoiding spicy foods. I really don't know what to do.

Migz27
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   Posted 10/25/2013 2:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Update:
Pain in the ears
Afraid to go to the doctor. Help pls...

Migz27
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   Posted 10/27/2013 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Today i went to an ent diagnosed with eosophageal reflux and chronic pharyngitis.. I feel very sad.. 1month medication of pantoprazole 40mg once a day and domperidone 2tab a day.. Hope i'll be cured.. Need some advice..

dencha
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   Posted 10/27/2013 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Migz,
It takes time to heal those things, so try not to get too down about it.  Did the ENT suggest increasing your dose of pantoprazole?  Before my surgery, I couldn't get relief with just one a day, so I was increased to two 40mg tablets of pantoprazole...one before breakfast and one before dinner.  Please read the document available at this link to ensure that you're taking the medication properly:
 
Have you elevated the head of your bed?  A great deal of damage can be done by acid that migrates into the esophagus when you're lying flat.  You can use bricks, cement blocks, wooden blocks, or even unused books, to elevate the head of your bed 7-8 inches. 
 
This lets gravity help keep stomach acid where it belongs.  I have always used 2 wooden 2X6 boards under bed risers that can be purchased online or at a store like Bed Bath and Beyond. 
 
If you can't do that with the type of bed frame you have, then you can buy a long foam wedge to sleep on.  It's important not to slide down on it and let it bend you in half and put pressure on your stomach.
 
Hang in there!
Best wishes,
Denise
GERD/Heartburn Moderator
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
Allergy/Asthma

"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”

“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”

“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”
Eckhart Tolle

Migz27
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Date Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts : 49
   Posted 10/27/2013 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks denise for the advice.. By the way the ent check also if i have sinus problem due to blocked nose most of the time but the ct show normal but i have a chronic maxillary sinus that need to be repair thru surgery but unfortunately its not covered by my insurance..
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