I just read a post on here saying my latest test - an impedence and manonetry - will probably do nothing to provr whether or not I have LPR. This has pushed my stress into overdrive, as I am still getting worse and I still have no idea what to do. These are my observations and symptoms:
- A single drop of Gaviscon Advance has gotten rid of my dysphagia. It comes back after 1 - 7 days.
- I still have trouble swallowing the thick mucus in my throat - it sticks and makes me dizzy/lightheaded and I gasp for air/sweat/become tired.
- There's a nagging tickling in my throat along with soreness, and a burning feeling lower down. I'd like to blame hayfever but I don't have a runny nose or watery eyes.
- If I do somehow swallow all the mucus away, my throat becomes extraordinarily tight.
- I am fine first thing in the morning until I start swallowing.
- Bad foods like pizza and
cookie day (during my manometry etc) did not cause burning. Water does when my throat has no mucus.
- All spit test/Restech results are normal. A member of staff at Peptest believes I do not have reflux at all.
I was going to wait until my specialist gets in contact with me again, but the other day I had an attack of severe dizziness/sweating/breathlessness after swallowing mucus at the wheel on a 70mph road. That was a stupidly scary experience, and was very much the last straw. Everytime I find sonething that says I may not have reflux, something else - usually on these forums I must confess - says I still do and always will do. And to be frank, you are all much more knowledgeable than almost every doctor I've ever seen, so I can't help taking your words for it.
Some of these symptoms - including the symptoms upon swallowing - occur even on Gaviscon Advance/controlled lifestyle/diet. What does this mean for me? What test do I get next, if I can even afford anymore or if my specialist allows for it? What other possibilities are there besides reflux?
Apologies for all these questions once again, I'm just so confused and long for a day when even my basic bodily functions will work again.
Post Edited (Daxter) : 7/13/2014 9:05:27 AM (GMT-6)