could this be gerd?

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   Posted 12/23/2013 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I usually spend most of time over at Fibro forum, but have a question, which I feel may be gerd related or if someone could give some advice on this...

A few months ago I had a couple of incidences where I had terrible heartburn / acid reflux, where it felt like my throat was burning and was quite painful, plus saliva and foamy white stuff in mouth...I thought nothing of it

I havent had this since, however whenever I eat something ie chocolate or a ginger biscuit or nut, they seem to burn my throat (about half way down) - this has put me off eating those things - I do get shortness of breath now and again and stabbing pains / tightness in chest, but it passes and is not everyday.

This all seemed to happen after I took one pill of amitriptyline (for my fibro) I think it burnt my throat and has been tender ever since...I have seen ENT specialist about another problem I had with lymph nodes and he didnt notice anything in my throat - though I think it may be further down than he can see...

Does this sound like gerd? or symptoms of gerd? or perhaps scarring or ulcer from amitriptyline?

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   Posted 12/23/2013 10:43 PM (GMT -6)   

Welcome aboard!

The symptoms do sound very much like reflux. Whether it's a temporary thing or long term is hard to say. I would get into a GI doctor and see what they have to say. Like you said, an ENT can only see so far down.

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