Posted 3/8/2017 10:50 AM (GMT -7)
I've read everyone's responses and thought I would share my problems and shed some insight.
Background: I'm 32 years old, white male. 6'2" 240LBS. Been an athlete my entire life. Big weightlifter and outdoorsman. Fish, hunt, and am outside all the time. I live in Texas, Been here my whole life.
When I turned 30 I started having crazy re-flux (medicine didn't help anymore, all sorts of PPI's), went to my Gastro Doc and was put through several tests. Scoped my throat and stomach, did the Barium Swallow (twice), 24 hour PH study(the worst ever).
After 24 hour PH study I was told I was the worst they had ever seen. People are usually at a 14-15 and I was at 75 on the scale. I do not know what these numbers mean, just remembering what I was told.
In June of 2016 I had Nissen Fundoplication surgery to fix my acid re-flux problem, I had no choice really, the muscle that closes above my stomoch was not working right anymore. When they were in there they also fixed a Hiatal Hernia that I had, stomach sucked up into my chest.
Let me just say I'm as tough as they come and recovering from that surgery nearly killed me. I went for 245 to 200LBS. After the surgery everything was awesome. I felt great August, September, October, until November 2016 I started feeling weird again.
I couldn't pin point whether it was re-flux or not. My thoughts were allergies were causing me to have re flux. My Gastro Doc said do a Barium Swallow and make sure everything is still good, Had that done and he said I looked great and shouldn't be experiencing re-flux.
He told me to go see an ENT doctor. I went to see the ENT doctor last week 2.28.17, he said he didnt seem to see much but wanted to do a 40 panel prick test. I asked Scott and White how much that would cost me and they said 3000.00. HAHA! I havent met my deductible this year so Im out of pocket 3k for a skin test, I said no to the tests.
So here is where I'm at today: My diet is not very good, I've always felt I could eat whatever I want since I work out so much. I dont drink during the work week but on the weekends I put back some beers. I can easily drink 12-18 beers on friday, saturday, sometimes on sunday. I drink a lot coffee. Dont eat much sweets. Dont really smoke, dip snuff on occasions.
I've been having what I feel is small acid re flux, my throat is dry and sore often, sometimes I have head aches, and Ive recently started experiencing what yall call Globus Hysteria or Globus Syndrome. I feel as if I cant clear my throat and something is stuck in there, I also feel like I cant suck the mucus out of my nasal cavity.
Im taking PPI's again, I have tried Claritin, I have tried Mucinex, I take tums.
I recently started keeping a journal of my life and what I eat and how I feel. I'm going to take this to my Gastro Doc in a few weeks and tell him I want answers.
Any advice you guys have, let me hear it.