Posted 12/29/2014 9:54 PM (GMT -6)
about 3 weeks ago I woke up chocking from stomach acid that was in my esophagus as well as my sinuses. Went to doctor and he gave me an antibiotic and a chest x-Ray. X-Ray was ok. But a few days after the incident, I had a lot of pressure in my lower throat area where swallowing even a pill was hard. Went to ENT doc and he looked at my larynx and tonsils. Said larynx was good but tonsils a little inflamed. Went back to regular doc who did a spinometry to check for COPD. He said my lung functions were normal and he gave me prednesone for inflammation of throat. It seemed to help some but because that steroid hampers your immune system, I got a really bad head cold in the middle of it.
Then went to get endoscopy, diagnosed with esophagitis and hiatal hernia. Given pantoprazole 40mg per day. Have been taking for 3 1/2 weeks. My current issue is that I consistently feel like I have mucus stuck in the area of my lower throat and need to clear my throat/cough to clear it...but it keeps coming back a few minutes later. When I breathe in, I do have a slight wheeze and this feeling sucks.
I would appreciate some feedback...is that "mucus" thing gonna go away? Have I just not given my esophagus enough time to heal yet? Could I have done some damage to my lungs that is causing me some kind of chronic bronchitis? Thank you for reading and would really appreciate some feedback.