I went to see an ENT because I was having a lot of post nasal drip, constantly having to clear my throat and my throat was closing off in the night. He diagnosed me with GERD but I had researched it before and knew that one of the main, and most frustrating symptoms of GERD is heartburn. I told him I have no heartburn whatsover, so how could it be GERD? My symptoms didn't even seem to resemble those but he told me that there is another type of GERD that does not cause heartburn but has all the characteristics of the type I have.
I came home and researched it and found that the type I have is called Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease. My own personal symptoms are:
Occasional pain in my throat, like a sore throat
Continual throat clearing (and I mean CONTINUAL)
Excessive phlegm the throat
Swallowed food comes back up
Post nasal drainage
Blockage of my breathing passage during sleep
I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said, "That cannot be true. You haven't met everyone yet!"
Post Edited (PugandherPeeps) : 7/26/2006 12:44:22 PM (GMT-6)