Getting more and more scared, even more symptoms

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   Posted 5/4/2014 4:35 AM (GMT -6)   
That Esomeprazole has seriously screwed up my body, and I don't know what to do. about 2 nights ago I was treated to an all-you-can-eat Chinese meal. I was careful enough to bring my meds and watch what I ate. The next morning I woke up to excruciating ear pain every time I swallow. It tends to change sides of my head randomly, and only goes away if I don't swallow at all, which means spitting out a lot, which means I think about it more, which means more stress.

The same goes for my other "new" symptoms, excessive mucus, tight throat and a smell of vomit. Sometimes I also have trouble swallowing my own spit. All of these also go away if I don't swallow, and Gaviscon Advance makes them worse. As you might have guessed, they've all appeared since the Esompeprazole too, although I had a completely different "foul taste" before taking Esomeprazole anyway.

I can wake up in the morning and not have any symptoms until I start swallowing. The more I swallow the worse it gets. I'm freaking out here, as this is impossible to ignore since swallowing is an everyday occurence. And of course everything on the internet says GERD/LPR despite me allegedly taking the best medicines for both. Even alkaline water - the so-called cure-all for LPR - is making me worse, and also causes a burning throat.

All of my efforts just make me worse and worse, and I still can't convince anyone about attempting surgery. What should I do? Could there be anything else doing this to me?!

Post Edited (Daxter) : 5/4/2014 4:38:15 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 5/8/2014 8:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Dexter,

I feel your pain. I send you another big hug. Some posts say that is better not to take the PPIs and all those antiacids. I have the throat feeling also , more in the mornings. Have you had an endosopy? Can you please read my story first post? I was thinking of writing a post about Stress and Reflux. Relaxing tips and experiences. Can you help me make one?
R E L A X.. Breath deep. Do not worry, God is in control. I need all this also.. Thank you for sharing, this board has helped me a lot.
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