"Diagnosed" with aerophagia, but...

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Daxter
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   Posted 9/10/2014 8:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Not too long ago I received word from my specialist about the more in depth look at my impedance and manometry results. According to the data, I both swallow air a lot and bring it up quickly. However even though I burped a lot and even had some intense throat burning, no acid or non-acid reflux was detected. My manometry picked up my double-swallowing but didn't find any structural abnormalities.

So with this, my Restech probe and the Peptest results, I've been politely informed that I probably do not have LPR reflux; I've been assigned a speech therapist, and to give me peace of mind, a second opinion will be arranged, hopefully before winter sets in.

Trouble is, I'm still getting symptoms. Seeing the results relaxed me a little at first, and I risked some junky food - noodles - for the first time in what felt like years. As soon as I finished eating, a massive sore throat kicked in and has not gone away since (honey worsens it btw). My throat is choc full of choking mucus still, I still burp a lot anyway, I have had indigestion which never usually happens, and most importantly, my throat still burns after eating. The only time my throat doesn't burn is when it feels incredible tight. The mucus is the most worrying symptom for me, as it blocks up my airways, gives me globus sensations, causes a lump in the throat and makes my jaw feel lighter so I know when it's coming, but the burning is probably one of the two big reasons I still think I have LPR.

And worst of all, the treatments for LPR are still what I need. I cannot deny that Gaviscon Advance sometimes helps me when nothing else will. Baking soda in water helps too, completely stopping the mucus, but making me feel very dizzy and giving me palpitations in the process. And as I mentionned, bad foods make me worse. What can I do from here? With all these negative tests, could it really be something other than reflux, and the fact these things help is just a coincidence?

Post Edited (Daxter) : 9/14/2014 1:48:12 AM (GMT-6)


Pat Tall
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   Posted 9/10/2014 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Daxter. I think I may have suggested this a while ago. I don't recall you commenting about it so if I'm repeating myself I apologize. Pat

Have you looked into "food sensitivities?" Look up the ALCAT test and see the info on their site. It sounds like it would help you determine what your problem might be. If eliminating certain foods stopped your problem it would be so worth it. It's not allergies but sensitivities. We all want to eat anything at anytime but that's not how it is as we have different makeup etc. Wish you well-- it's awful!

Daxter
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   Posted 9/12/2014 7:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Pat Fill said...
Hi Daxter. I think I may have suggested this a while ago. I don't recall you commenting about it so if I'm repeating myself I apologize. Pat

Have you looked into "food sensitivities?" Look up the ALCAT test and see the info on their site. It sounds like it would help you determine what your problem might be. If eliminating certain foods stopped your problem it would be so worth it. It's not allergies but sensitivities. We all want to eat anything at anytime but that's not how it is as we have different makeup etc. Wish you well-- it's awful!


Thank you; I think I recognise this reply but I forgot to look it up last time so I will this time..! Just learned my spit test results may be false-negative because my local tap water is highly alkaline. Also I'ce developed a lump in the throat sensation since returning to junk food. That can't be a coincidence?

EDIT: Gaviscon Advance stopped my lump. That practically proves it's reflux ;(

Post Edited (Daxter) : 9/12/2014 7:23:12 AM (GMT-6)


georgi303
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   Posted 9/12/2014 8:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Daxter my tests are all normal and I still have symptoms for 3 years. It could be nerve related. Have you taken any of the meds like Elavil or Lyrica? I was prescribed Elavil but haven't started it yet (very nervous to take meds)

Daxter
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   Posted 9/14/2014 1:47 AM (GMT -6)   
georgi303 said...
Daxter my tests are all normal and I still have symptoms for 3 years. It could be nerve related. Have you taken any of the meds like Elavil or Lyrica? I was prescribed Elavil but haven't started it yet (very nervous to take meds)


Yes I've tried Elavil and Mirtazapine as well as antidepressants of similar nature. Most of the symptoms continued.
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