Hi there, first post on here, thanks for taking time out to read this!
First of all, I've had SEVERE Acid Reflux for 7 years now, I'm a 26 year old man and my health due to Acid Reflux has been pretty poor. I understand that there isn't a cure for Acid Reflux but ways to control it which I am yet to do.
Due to having anxiety and panic attacks in the past, the doctors focused on this aspect of my life only and put everything down to that, giving me the basic PPI's and sending me on my way. I did have an endoscopy in 2008 which showed little signs of Acid Reflux.
Now, the problem I'm having is; I don't have heartburn (I think I've had it for 30 seconds twice in my entire life), I don't even bring up too much acid into my mouth BUT I do feel it in my throat and it burns, only when I've ate really crappy things. I've never smoked, I drink alcohol once in a blue moon (Twice this year), I cycle a lot for fitness (900 miles in the last 12 months) and I'm 175 pounds which isn't that much for my age!
My symptoms start with pressure on my chest, ALOT of burping, usually throat burping (And oh boy, do I burp... I'm talking sometimes 10 times a minute ALL day long), I have a major dry throat and usually hear my throat "croaking" like it's being relieved from some type of gas. My throat is that dry, I usually have to swallow my saliva to stem the feeling of like I'm going to choke or something. I don't get any relief from burping, it just continues all day long. I have trouble swallowing alot (I was at a really expensive restaurant and basically couldn't eat my steak because I had no saliva and I was in a fear of choking), I've literally had 0 hour sleep all night (been awake 8 hours) and haven't been able to breath properly and constantly swallowing saliva, it's scary!
I went to the doctors on the 4th July, he gave me some new PPI's to try which have honestly been worse than the last ones I had and I'm just feeling helpless and lost.
IF Anybody can give me some advice on what I can do/try, that'd be great.
Thanks for reading and apologies for my long post!
Post Edited (Dannnnboy88) : 7/6/2014 10:01:14 PM (GMT-6)