Anyone Had chronic sore throat only (1 year), and it not be LPR???

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Lagbomb
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   Posted 3/29/2014 6:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm just trying to figure out what is going on with me.  I've had a chronic sore throat (it feels dry, sometimes sore (like when you have a cold) since May of last year.  First ENT I went to took a look down throat, telling me it was a 3 out of 4 irritated, and gave me the diagnosis of LPR/Gerd.  Well, I have had not Gerd symptoms.  None.  The only symptom I have is the sore throat, very dry mouth at night.  My eyes are also dry.  (Tested negative for Sjrogen's disease).  As far as the globus feeling, I don't know.  I wouldn't describe it as feeling like a lump, maybe just irritated.  Because I had the 24 hour impedance, and that is definitely a lump sensation.
 
This all started after extreme clean eating for 6 weeks (30 pound weight loss)., not the normal beginning.  Which again makes me question the LPR diagnosis.  No history of heartburn, and out of the blue, this.
 
Tried:
 
1. 2 different naturopaths
2.  A couple of visits to General Practitioner (no point to that)
2.  All the diets you're supposed to (kaufman)
3.  fasting, (doesn't seem to make any difference what I eat)
4.  Probiotics, DGL, HCL, (all that stuff)
5.  All the natural remedies...
6.  acupuncture
7.  Bodytalk therapy (tapping)
8.  Upper Endoscopy (GI) -- results negative
9.  24 hour impedance monitoring (ph test) -- negative
10.  Vitamin D (my vitamin D score was low at 30)
 
Just ordered the peptest.  I don't really want to go to another ENT until I have more evidence as I feel the LPR diagnosis is so rampant in the ENT community.  I don't want to be in denial either. 
 
I dont' know the next step to figuring this out.  All I know is that every day and every night I have pain/discomfort in the throat.  After 1 year, no change?  No fluctuations?  I don't get it.  I'm stumped. 
 
Any ideas?  Also, does anyone know of a good ENT in the Portland, Oregon area?  One that is actually willing to work with you, and not blow you off.  I want to get to the cause, not just a stupid LPR diagnosis. 
 
Thanks guys

Lagbomb
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   Posted 3/29/2014 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I should add that I am not aware of having allergy issues.  My husband has allergies, and I don't have that.  I also tried an allergy med trial to no avail.  That's not to say there's not something to that theory.  But it's not something glaring.

Lagbomb
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   Posted 3/29/2014 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I forgot to add that I did not do the PPI drug trial.  I did not want to take them, and I'm sticking to that until I have evidence otherwise.  I feel like if I do have LPR, in my case, they probably wouldn't work anyway. 
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