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, DaveReply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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