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Chest and back burning, tons of phlegm

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 12, 2009
  • 09:17 PM

Since January of 2009 I have had much trouble sleeping. Felt colder than normal and had a lot of chest, neck and back burning and pain. I have never had significant health problems besides hayfever/allergies. I had an Upper Endoscopy done in March and they found I had erosions in my esophagus and reflux. I was at that time told to up my ompeprazole to 40 mg twice a day. A month and half went by..I started to develop tons of mucus/phlegm in my throat..saw an ENT who told me to try Nexium @ 20 mg twice a day which I am doing. Still hardly any relief and trouble swallowing seems to have gotten worse. I went to another Gastro doctor as I've been unsatisfied with mine and he has scheduled me for another Endoscopy and this time he will be doing a biopsy unlike the other Gastro doctor who didn't. The new Gastro thinks I may have eosinophilic esophagitis. My question is though can this really cause all these things. Sidenote is I also have neck pain, just found I had disc protrusions and scholiosis and arthritis in my neck. Just wondering why I feel so cold, have burning pain. I have lost 23 pounds since Feb. and have to take Ambien CR to fall asleep now.
Anyone have any ideas?

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  • Wouldn't hurt to call and ask; further, I would call my general practitioner (GP) or primary care provider (PCP) and schedule an appointment for an overall look at everything ... it does sound like more than one thing could be happening in conjunction with the condition(s) you are looking into already.
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