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Burning, gagging, spasm, sensation of trapped phlegm, refractory paroxysmal cough

  • Posted By: DaveinLA
  • April 25, 2011
  • 07:21 AM

I've had a maddening throat condition for more than four years now. I thought maybe I'd finally tackled it by having a lingual tonsillectomy and a cricopharyngeal myotomy, but, alas, the burning, gagging, laryngospasm, sensation of "trapped phlegm" (globus), hoarseness and dry, squeaky, paroxysmal (non-pulmonary-related) cough are still there. There is one thing that's possibly being overlooked, however: a small upper esophageal inlet mucosal patch that two physicians noticed on endoscopy (I'm puzzled why they didn't immediately recommend its removal). The medical literature says such a patch can cause all of the above symptoms, mainly by secreting acid into the region. So I'm going to ask the surgeon who did the other procedures to ablate the patch. Perhaps that will finally provide relief, along with a course of omeprazole (for acid suppression) and Lyrica (for nerve pacification). I've never smoked, rarely drink and eat very healthfully. Anybody else out there have a similar vexing throat problem? It's driven me absolutely nuts. Thanks, Dave

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  • I have phlegm in the throat for years when I was younger. I couldn't get rid of it. I went to my Accupuncturist and she asked me if I wanted to try some herbs, I did. It removed the phlegm. I felt better in years. Now the phlegm has come back and I got the herbs again. I took for a few days and the phlegm was removed again. I didn't finish the bottle like I did last time, so now it's back. It was the only thing that worked for me. The other symptoms I didn't have. Just a thought.
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  • I have phlegm in the throat for years when I was younger. I couldn't get rid of it. I went to my Accupuncturist and she asked me if I wanted to try some herbs, I did. It removed the phlegm. I felt better in years. Now the phlegm has come back and I got the herbs again. I took for a few days and the phlegm was removed again. I didn't finish the bottle like I did last time, so now it's back. It was the only thing that worked for me. The other symptoms I didn't have. Just a thought.WhatHERBS?
    Robin1959 1 Replies
    • October 20, 2011
    • 10:30 PM
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  • I think it's best to go to a Chinese Accupuncturist but for me, my accupuncturist gave me Chai Hu Shu Gan Tang. I know big name and I don't know what it is. I think they have different mixtures for different situations so, I really think it's best to see an accupuncturist. I also had my best friend go to Accupuncture and they put her on some kind of herbs, different than mine and she said it was the best she felt in years. I don't know what her problems were or symptoms but I would keep an open mind to Chinese Medicine and Accupuncture.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 27, 2011
    • 07:30 PM
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