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lucky irish
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   Posted 3/7/2007 6:00 AM (GMT -7)   
hi my name is rory i come from Ireland. Is this site from the US? anyway iv been sufering for two years with burning throat im only 24 and im sick of it iiv been on Lansoprazole for 7 monthes now and the burning continues. It is affecting my airways giving ahstmah like symptoms but no inhalers are working so could it be the acid reflux? i had an endoscomy done last week and the gastroligist found chronic iritation to the upper ospohigal area but none in the lower and he said that because that the lower end is good shape and im not getting heartburn that it cant be acid reflux. Is that possible? Im a very outgoing person but my health has taken its toll on me and now i cant be bothered doing stuff anymore. The health system is free over here buts its very slow and im now being refered back to ENT to see if its a sinal problem, but surley sinal problems couldnt cause burng phlegm. any ideas any body?

Tummytuck
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   Posted 3/7/2007 6:41 AM (GMT -7)   
lucky,

I have been diagnosed with reflux and I don't get the typical heartburn either. Mine is all in my throat. Plus, I have the cough you describe with asthma like symptoms and lots of mucous. I take 20 mgs of Nexium twice a day and it helps about 70 - 90 %, depending upon how conscientious I am with what I eat, how I eat, when I eat and how much I eat. I am having the scope on Friday and guessing that the GI won't find much inflammation at the bottom of my esoph either since I don't have the burn in my chest. In regards to the acid getting into my lungs . . . I found that if I do any heavy exercise, the acid will get into my lungs and I'll get that wheezy cough. So, I have taken up walking (strolling) instead and have the lung thing pretty much under control. If I start coughing, though, then I think it snowballs and I can't stop and then my lungs burn. So, when I start to cough, I'll pop a few Tums and they seem to help long enough to get the coughing under control so that I don't get the wheezy cough.

Anyway . . . you can still have GERD even though you don't get typical heartburn. If your doc doesn't believe you, check out some of the websites on GERD to confirm your symptoms then take them to your doc. I like my doc, but she sure doesn't know everything, especially when it comes to the finer details of the reflux.

Good luck to you.

Tummytuck

poobear
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   Posted 3/7/2007 12:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi lucky irish. Welcome to hw.. I am sorry you are having problems.. When my gerd first started I had the burning throat. That was when I has 18, i was put on prilosec (that was before it was otc). I am 29 now and I take nexium 40mg two times a day. Partly because of my acid reflux and partly because of the bad gastritis i have. It really helps me.. I can not miss a day though or I get the burning throat. Sounds to me like it is gerd. And every med does not work for everyone so it could take a little while to find one that works for you. I did not have heartburn either.
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lucky irish
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   Posted 3/8/2007 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
thanx guys its good to hear there other people out there with the same thing' and im not just cracking up in the head' yes i think the answer is a good gastrolligist. its one of those illnesses that because people cant see then they think theres nothing wrong when inside your going crazy with the burning and coughing. i think allcohol makes it worse and living in ireland doesnt help. tummytuck let me know how your scope test goes

lucky irish
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   Posted 3/9/2007 10:09 AM (GMT -7)   
 hi every body i just got a new doctor today he is relly good. he has a great understanding off the FLUX and has put me on nexium and maxolon. so hopefully now il get my life back, he said if this fails he'l send me for ph test the 24 hour one, today is a good day. i hope evryone is keeping good.
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