allergies and reflux

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cjbell
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Date Joined Nov 2005
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   Posted 2/16/2006 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I have serious allergies to pollen, grasses, trees etc..) and notice that as my allergies become more severe, my reflux becomes more severe as well...asthma like symptoms, dry coughing, tingling in the chest, post-nasal drip, yellow phlegm, scratchy throat, strained voice and very tired....it feels like a cold, but I can feel ok one day and then bad for two....and the symptoms can go off and on for weeks. Nighttime is the toughest time with mid-night coughing spells and very congested in the am. I am on allegra and nexium...

Am I going crazy or is this just part of the fun of reflux/gerd? Any advice? Thanks.

cj

peoplz
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   Posted 2/16/2006 10:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I have GERD and allergies to pollen/grasses/trees/dust, my allergies cause bad post-nasal drip as well. I'm not sure if my allergies cause my GERD, or make it worse. But my post-nasal drip was the first thing that started bothering me, then came the GERD afterward.

I don't have any advice sorry, but I hope you feel better. Godbless.

Nikib5
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   Posted 2/17/2006 6:47 AM (GMT -7)   

Maybe the acid that comes up aggravates the mucus membranes???

I had post-nasal drip for a long time and I have some allergies and sinus problems that started about 15 years ago. I couldn't take it anymore, so I started nasal irrigation (Neti pot) because my yoga instructor had mentioned it once and thought it was worth a try. It has helped me a lot. I don't know if it would do anything for anyone else, but I haven't had to take sinus meds since December which is a miracle for me. I don't have the drip anymore either.

~Niki

 


Joan M
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   Posted 2/17/2006 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I think that coughing and use of brochodilators can cause GERD problems. There is a upper escophageal spincter muscle. I have both problems and hope to do better with my GERD. Of course, since allergies are so prevalent, it is possible that coming down with GERD is a coincidence.
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