Hello, i made an account just to have someones outlook because this is the mystery of my life. I'm a 23 year old male and I have a very strict healthy/active lifestyle. I used to eat 3 big meals a day because i was following an intermittent fasting lifestyle.
7 months ago i started having all these Symptoms including:
-Difficulty breathing (only on left side)
-Chest tightness (again only on left side)
-Post nasal drip (sometimes it's really bad)
-Constant throat clearing and purposely coughing. I never really "have" to cough, just do it to clear throat.
-Another thing to add about
throat clearing. i have to tilt my head to the right or left to actually get some progress on clearing my throat. And most the time i also have to do constant rough exhales to clear whatever it is. It's weird.
-Only time i get a tingly feeling to cough is when i tilt my head upwards.
-dry mouth, especially in the morning. I don't know if it's from LPR or from the fact i can't even drink much water because it makes it worse! -.-
I went to the doctors and was diagnosed with allergies. I got nasal spray, antibiotics, ventolin and a steroid inhaler. The only thing that gave me some relief was my ventolin inhaler, but no where near better.
I went back to the doctor and got my heart checked and it turned out fine. also got a chest X-ray it came back normal. I was prescribed Omeprazole and doesn't seem to be helping.
I went to 6 small meals a day, tried low carb diets, restricted calories by half, took dairy out, redhot sauce out, pretty much isolated all foods one by one to see what the cause is and nothing. Natural remedies like Apple cider vinegar, aloe vero juice didn't help either.
Here i am today and still not better. I don't know if it is LPR or gerd. I have no heartburn, bitter taste, no abnormal burping that i'm aware of, no burning in mouth sensation, either. Sometimes i feel better for a few days and then i am feeling it all over again. It's like this sickness is teasing me. I feel good right when i wake up in the morning then about
5 minutes into being awake i have the left side tight chest feeling.
This is ruining my life. i cant go out, work is awkward with my throat clearing, i cant even run that much anymore or lift weights properly without constant coughing. It's so bad i even have suicide thoughts. Not that id really commit suicide but that's how desperate i am to being better.
Post Edited (jplusl) : 11/4/2013 6:07:26 PM (GMT-7)