I'm having the worst trouble swallowing. I have gerd and post nasal drip from allergies and I sometimes can't even swallow saliva. Can gerd cause this? The difficult swallowing lasts just under 5 seconds but freaks me out. i'm so afraid to eat! It also happens in my sleep. I sometimes also have these things stuck in my throat (behind my thyroid) that i feel might be causing this. I have had tests and it is confirmed i have reflux. it also sometimes feels like glue is in my throat.
There are two types of GERD: regular GERD and LPR.. Your ENT should have told you the difference because the symptoms are totally different. You have all the typical symptoms of LPR (Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease). I suggest, for your piece of mind, that you research it on the internet and you will learn more about it and the difference in it and GERD. You will also find that the post nasal drip, if it goes down the back of your throat, is a very common symptom of LPR and isn't caused by allergies at all.
The main reason I went in to see him was because my throat was closing off in the night.