The reason I am asking this, each time I've been in the doctors office for worsening GERD symtoms I have been found to have a corresponding sinus infection.
She thinks my chronic allergies contribute to the nasal drip, which in turn results in sinus infections (about 7 times this year) which worsen my GERD. She believes if my allergies can be controlled then the sinus infections will lessen and thus my GERD will improve. This is a new doctor for me (I have had so many since my old doctor passed away last May, (3 temporaries until insurance could pick them up) then replacement doctor moved to another state so I now have a new doctor for the 5th time in a year).
She is sending me back to the gastro-doctor because this time my GERD symptoms have changed a bit. Previously they were always in the stomach with nausea, shortness of breath and chest pain. This time around (so far lasting for about 6 weeks except for the 10 days I was on vacation when they disappeared) I had a sore throat, with feeling of somthing being stuck there, and acid taste in mouth and vomiting.
She also says that unrelenting stress over the past 3-4 years hasn't helped.