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Allergies? Acid reflux?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 20, 2012
  • 03:33 PM


About 1 year ago I began to suffer with a wheezy type cough. 1 Year on my symptoms are sore throat from around the trachea area and sometimes lower. Sometimes I get aches around neck, along collar bone and further down ribcage. Throat feels like I have a cold, but I don't. I don't feel the need to cough, but it is sore when I do. I also suffer with acid reflux. My throat also clamps up sometimes and I feel like I am being strangled, this is intermittent and goes away when eating. I have information on a condition called Cricopharyngeal spasm. This describes the strangling symptoms perfectly. It says no one knows why it occurs and it goes away on its own maybe after a few months. Mine shows no sign of going and I don't think its a coincidence that I have others throat symptoms at the same time. The worst of these symptoms is the throat to lung airway soreness. Feel like I have really bad flu. My lung capacity does not seem to have changed. When I have had a run my throat becomes really very sore and painful so I have to stop running. This pain is upper throat airway.

I have severe cat allergy, medium pollen, medium dust allergy. Is it possible that allergies cause my very sore airway?

I have had X-ray on lungs-clear
General blood tests and blood tests for thyroid cancer-clear
I have seen an ENT surgeon who used a camera through my nasal passage to view throat. He says he sees signs of acid damage.

Between my Doctor and the ENT, they believe acid reflux combined with allergies caused the problem.

It could be allergies. My in-laws have a cat that I live with when I visit. See them about 4 times a year for a few days. In the past the symptoms of the cat allergy last for around a week after I have returned home.

I work in an office within a warehouse. This is dusty. I have worked there for 3 years, my symptoms have lasted around 1 year.
I used to smoke. I quit around10 months ago. I have had a few cigarettes since then and it makes my condition worse. I have kept a record of how bad my symptoms are for 3 months. I am a data analyst but I cannot see a pattern.

I believe its not just down to allergies. I am taking omeprazole for the acid reflux and I have no acid that I know about although I do regurgitate food randomly. Could the acid have effected my throat and airway?

I am 33 yr old male. I was diagnosed with ME/Chronic fatigue syndrome in 2001(11 years ago). It has caused me many problems. Could this be effecting me now too?

What do I do?

Please help

Life is hard with a 2 year old, I have to pretend every thing is normal but some days I wish It was all over.

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