I think not enough research is done on this major part of our organs.
I also noticed that anything that irritates my lungs like spraying vinegar/dishwashing mixture in the bathroom to clean the bathtub, all the fumes will start my throat clearing as though the mucus is landing a million times in the middle of my throat and stuck there on the side and not moving downwards. I just don't understand this phenomenon.
So in effect anything, could be dust blowing in the air or a piece of food that went the wrong way by accident, or after a second coffee- not the first coffee. Then it becomes a vicious cycle for hours till it settles down. Nothing helps. No amount of baking soda, tums, Gaviscon with algae, licorice tablets, slippery elm, zantac, pepcid, etc.
I think some kind of event happened prior to this, maybe a cold virus damaged an important nerve or perhaps the most miniscule fishbone got stuck somewhere in the tissues or even a tiny bristle from a toothbrush came off the toothbrush and slipped into some unknown area never to be dislodged again or seen by any camera.
I never get any mucus in the morning like I read about
people getting. Honestly. I don't know what I have because the doctors have no answers, just that I have postnasal drip and some reflux. So not a lot of reflux. Which is true because I rarely have any symptoms of heartburn. I just hope that they come here to this site and see what we describe so that they can think more on their research.
If it is LPR then which sphincter is it- the lower one or the upper one? Nothing is clear on the internet. Some sites focus only on the lower one that it is too loose and that it causes the LPR.
Post Edited (MissBlossom) : 6/20/2020 12:09:27 PM (GMT-6)