I`m a 37 year old male from England, with a confusing Gerd problem. It started in June 2015 after a cold, I had a lingering cough and a feeling like something is pooling at the back of my throat and i keep needing to swallow it down. I do not get Heartburn, but do sometimes get a feeling in my chest when breathing in like i need to cough, this feeling normally coincides with a stiff neck and sore shoulder blades, I just put it down to a bad nights sleep that night.
Anyway, fast forward 2 years to December 2017, and the swallowing feeling persists constantly throughout the day, everyday, its annoying and can make me feel a nauseous.
I have seen 3 ENT specialists, who say the throat is fine.
I have seen 1 Gastroenterologist, who after 2 endoscopies March and September 2017 told me I have :
Hiatus Hernia - Sliding of length 2cm
Apparent Mucosal junction at 39cm
Grade A oesophagitus
Mild Antral Gastritus
Small erosion in the Duodenum.
I was prescribed Rabeproazole 20mg daily, and Gaviscon Advance 2 teaspoons 4 times a day. Previously I was on Esomprazole 20mg twice a day. I also take on the advice of the ENT specialist Flixonase Nasule Drops, and Fexofenadine antihistamine 180mg.
It seems rather a lot of medication and not a single thing helps.
My question is, where do I go next, do I start cutting medication down, or keep with it even though it has been over a year on PPI`s, gaviscon 4 times a day and Nasule drops without anything making a difference ?
Also any ideas what the throat problem could be ? Drinking water seems to make it worse ?