I think I've had LPR for years and then in Nov I started getting a constant acidic taste in my mouth and that feeling of something stuck in my throat.
I went to the dentist to ask if maybe a filling was causing the nasty taste but all was fine there. His assistant asked if I might have Reflux - ???
I also have a cough that once it's engaged my body won't stop expelling air - scares my husband every time I have it.
I finally went to my doctor and she prescribed Pantoprazole 40 mg and referred me to another doctor for a Gastroscopy.
Sadly, there's a waiting list until May 2014 so I'll have to suffer awhile I guess.
I did have the Barium swallow test and the doctor actually told me it's not a very helpful test. It really only looks at motility in the esophagus.
Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks to all of you for sharing information about your struggles and what you've found helpful.
I have listened to a lot of it - elevated my bed-head, no more caffeine, reduced fat diet, no tomatoes, DGL before meals. I've also added a Probiotic and Multi Enzyme to help with digestion.
My next thing is to try that Fast Track Diet I've been reading about but that will be a very, very hard sell for my husband who doesn't suffer. He and I love going out for dinner - sucks to be me :(((