I have been reading your forum and agree with a lot of what I am reading!
My situation is kinda of weird, I went to a ENT after thinking something was stuck in my throat(3 months ago). ENT diagnosed me with GERD but did not tell me. Told me that I had allegories and needed to be tested. It was a bad allergy season in GA so believed my Doc. Tested positive for everything in south GA so started the allergy shots(2 months) but then the bad forest fires set in. My throat and lungs hurt just like all my coworkers. Doctors thought that the wood burning was drying me out so told me to use saline solution. After the fires went away, throat still raw, voice felt strained, and had what I thought was constant sinus pain on the right side of my neck. While driving home one day, I started tasting blood in my month and went immediately to ER. They diagnosed me with GERD and sent me to a second ENT doc that confirmed that I have GERD/LPR. They think my reflux was intensified by the forest fires. Three weeks later, I still have the lump in my throat, have the sour test in my month after meals, dry throat, voice still feels strained when talking, but as long as I drink plenty of liquids can swallow fine. I know what caused this was stress. I was promoted, started a new job, our baby came a month early, was awarded a huge award but when I got sick got depressed because I couldn't perform like before. Lastly, the more I worried about my throat the worse it got! I am on anxiety meds(really helped) and nexium(40mgs)(for three weeks). My reflux seems to have calmed down some. I am not overweight(190 and 5 9) and 35 years old. Never had any serious medical problems or emotional issues before.
Sorry for being long winded.
Is the sour taste always going to be there, even if the acid is not that strong?
Is there any secret to help with the dry throat?
The biggest question, is I want to beat this and want to know if other people with my same symptoms that have?
I have a beautiful three month old little girl that I promised to heal up for and I am not breaking it!