I didn't know where to submit this so I chose Allergies because some of the side effects are the same.------ The ENT said that I have LPR. I have had problems for over two years when I drank some water and choked on it so badly that my throat closed up part way. I couldn't swallow very easily for a long time and it felt like my throat was partly closed and that I had a big lump in my throat. I hacked and coughed all the time and had a throat full of phlegm. The ENT was going to send me to therapy to learn to quit hacking. She didn't offer any relief as far as getting rid or thinning the mucus.
I started trying off the shelf remedies and Flounase helped in heavy doses to thin the mucus. I used Target brand cough syrup with expectorant to help me to stop hacking.
I was able to swallow again after awhile. The feeling of the lump or obstruction lasted much longer. But I still had huge amounts of phlegm in my throat and terrible- scary hacking attacks where I wondered if my airway would be clogged with phlegm. This started over two years ago.
I kept looking for answers and I finally found where somebody listed possible medicines that might help. ONE of the things they advised was Vicks Sinex and so I tried it and have used it for about
a week. This is the first thing that has thinned and helped eliminate the phlegm from my throat. THANK GOD FOR THE RELIEF! I am only wtiting this because I want to help others who have the same problem. Of course I had to pay attention to things that produce mucus like dairy products and many little things that I just do naturally now. But I can't tell you how much the Sinex has helped me. You can p.m. me if you have any serious questions and I will do my best to help you but I am not a doctor and I can just tell you about
what I have experienced for the last two years with a problem that they say there is no cure for.
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