I really hope you all are better. I improved greatly and I wanted to contact everyone who I sent a message to to share my experiences.
I've been posting mostly on another forum so I will copy the same progresses here and I hope it becomes useful for all of you:
"In April 2010 I got an upper repisratory infection (tonsillitis) and since then I had a big globus feeling on my throat, painful swallowing, constant mucus on throat that felt like post nasal drip but I was unable to swallow it, tight throat and constant cough.
After a year later it got worse from so much coughing and I began to feel wheezing sounds and some needle/pins/cold/burn pain in the right side of my throat and chest. (Something similar to the pain you feel when you have slept over your arm and not enough blood is going thru it)
Most of all the symptoms I had were mostly felt in the right side of my throat and would feel much worse on Winter. All colds would turn into bronchitis
I have been diagnosed with asthma, reflux, lpr, allergies, rhinosinusitis, psychological..... bla bla bla.
After reading here a few months ago, and thanks to the invaluable help of Seeking Sunrise, LPR Slayer, Kevinla, peebles, lprclark, gpinzone, LPR1978 and probably others I didn't mention and the articles I found after related to PVVN and LSN I managed to discover that my problem was related to this LSN/PVVN, irritable larynx syndrome issue.
I've been treated with ppis, nasal steroids, antihistamines, etc, and none worked. Only two shot of Trigon Depot, a really strong corticosteroid helped for one month.
All I can tell you is that this disease is really unknown for doctors. They can't understand it. I figured that if they don't know what your problem is, they will say it's a virus, it's psychological, it's an autoimmune disorder. In short words, they won't ever recognize they don't have any freaking idea of what's going on. I think I went to 20 different doctors.
Since June I started taking Besitran, (Sertraline, known as Zoloft in USA), a soft antidepressant, due to a "system shutdown" caused by amitriptiline.
I began with 50mg of Besitran and increased it to 100mg next month. In one month and a half I began to feel improvement, my need to cough reduced, althought I still needed to clear my throat and had some difficult swallowing pain sometimes.
Since then it has been improving, I must say progress is really slow, but it works. I am much better now. I also started doing acupuncture 2 months ago and it seems it helped as well. I am also taking a homeopathic remedy called "calcarea carbonica", I think this one is not doing much, but anyway.
My progress hasn't been always straight, sometimes I would go backwards, but it would improve over time, like going upstairs.
At the moment I actually don't cough much, sometimes I still need to clear my throat, but it's really much less than what it was before and also feel wheezing, but I think it's quieter. I think some foods swell my throat. I never did any reflux test, except a barium swallow which seemed fine. My voice is slightly raspy but it seems issues have moved to the center of the throat so I think I only have swollen tissue which should heal over time.
Another thing I want to tell everyone is that doctors will mainly focus on stuff due to what they see in your history. It seems like when you're flagged as an allergic or sinuses, you can't get out of there and doctors won't ever look any further. In my case they always looked at my nose instead of listening to me.
I hope this is useful for anyone, feel free to ask me whatever you need to. This disease can be cured. I hope I can send hope to everyone who is suffering about this.
It's not life threatening, but it really diminishes your quality of life."