So I made a dumb mistake.
After feeling fairly well on my PPIs and dietary changes, I was on vacation for the last week, and so I went on a bit of a vacation from my usual diet. Let's say that I didn't consistently make the best food choices. At any rate, a week later, I hadn't noticed any significant increase in my symptoms (which I thought was a testament to my usual good eating habits); however, a day after I returned and started eating my GERD diet, I developed incredible pain and pressure in my sinuses. Then came the headache centered on my temples. The following day, day 2 of my return to normal eating, in the afternoon I lost my voice. As in, completely. I was squeaking. Good thing work was done. So yesterday, day 3, and today, day 4, I've been home from work, eating only steamed vegetables, some chicken, and melon. And a whole lot of water. My voice came back a bit yesterday, and today it's almost back to normal. However, it feels like the pressure in my throat, sinuses, and head is still very strong and painful. No esophageal discomfort, mind you; it's all from my throat up. I've been taking my PPIs as usual and Tylenol as needed, but I have to say I still feel like I was eaten by a wolf and shat over a cliff. When I was just bending over a bit to brush my teeth, I noticed that my nose was running. But usually my nose runs clear; now, it's running dark-yellow even light brown-ish, like there's either some infection in my sinuses, OR perhaps it could also be acid that washed all the way up into my sinuses? I have no idea. Sorry for the gross details, but I want to be as accurate as possible.
My takeaway is that apparently GERD and LPR symptoms can be immediate and/or they might build up over days of not eating correctly, and by the time this last week of vacation was up, my stomach must have been producing acid like crazy. So, that'll teach me to fall significantly off the diet.
My question is, has anyone else had a kind of "delayed" response in your GERD/LPR symptoms after not making good dietary choices for a few days or even a week?
My next question is, if you were in my shoes right now, what would you be eating/drinking in order to make these awful symptoms go away ASAP? And because of this intense sinus pressure and nasal congestion, I've thought about
Netipot. I've not tried it before, even though I often have bad seasonal allergies and sinus issues, but this particular moment makes me feel like it'd be worth a shot. Has anyone had success using Netipot with these kinds of symptoms?
Post Edited (LibrarianGERD) : 4/6/2018 2:18:37 PM (GMT-6)