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  • Posted By: ckanaan
  • October 14, 2010
  • 00:44 AM

I've had this mucus buildup in my esophagus for approx 2-3 years now. And since I cant get a diagnosis after all this time from doctors, I thought "somebody" out there can comment. Ive had this mucus congestion which makes me need to clear my throat or cough or whatever to get the mucus buildup up and out. I never have a fever or "any other symptoms" accompanying the mucus congestion. The mucus is always clear or whitish which is normal. Ive been diagnosed with a hiatus hernia years ago and take medication for the heartburn but the mucus continues. Ive received a gastroscopy, endoscopy, broncoscopy, cat scan, blood tests....they keep telling me there's nothing wrong with me cause I dont cough in their offices! Its like they dont believe me. My last doctor gave me a second gastroscopy and took a biopsy, but found nothing except a "ring" at the base of my esophagus which causes some swallowing trouble occasionally when I eat drier foods like chicken breast. At night time, the mucus buildup seems to settle out and I do manage to sleep ok, but its getting to sleep that sucks cause of all the clearing of my throat beforehand. It also seems that when I eat, the congestion in my esophagus clears because I am swallowing it down.
So, there it is...I really hope that somebody can give me an idea because they treat me like there's nothing wrong when I know "absolutely" that there "is" something wrong because of my constant need to clear my throat of mucus. Must I have to live the rest of my life like this? Please assist if you have any ideas..thanks!

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  • I've had this mucus buildup in my esophagus for approx 2-3 years now. And since I cant get a diagnosis after all this time from doctors, I thought "somebody" out there can comment. Ive had this mucus congestion which makes me need to clear my throat or cough or whatever to get the mucus buildup up and out. I never have a fever or "any other symptoms" accompanying the mucus congestion. The mucus is always clear or whitish which is normal. Ive been diagnosed with a hiatus hernia years ago and take medication for the heartburn but the mucus continues. Ive received a gastroscopy, endoscopy, broncoscopy, cat scan, blood tests....they keep telling me there's nothing wrong with me cause I dont cough in their offices! Its like they dont believe me. My last doctor gave me a second gastroscopy and took a biopsy, but found nothing except a "ring" at the base of my esophagus which causes some swallowing trouble occasionally when I eat drier foods like chicken breast. At night time, the mucus buildup seems to settle out and I do manage to sleep ok, but its getting to sleep that sucks cause of all the clearing of my throat beforehand. It also seems that when I eat, the congestion in my esophagus clears because I am swallowing it down. So, there it is...I really hope that somebody can give me an idea because they treat me like there's nothing wrong when I know "absolutely" that there "is" something wrong because of my constant need to clear my throat of mucus. Must I have to live the rest of my life like this? Please assist if you have any ideas..thanks!Uhm, did they ever bother to look for a sinus infection/disease? I currently have an ethmoid sinus infection, and I can tell you that all I do is cough and swallow clear/white phlegm all day. I don't know what you got a CT of, but hopefully it was of the sinuses...
    keanhe 86 Replies
    • October 14, 2010
    • 01:34 AM
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  • Uhm, did they ever bother to look for a sinus infection/disease? I currently have an ethmoid sinus infection, and I can tell you that all I do is cough and swallow clear/white phlegm all day. I don't know what you got a CT of, but hopefully it was of the sinuses... thanks very much for the reply. Truly, I dont know what the ct was for, but this particular doctor who ordered it was into the sinus end of it and he said nothing was found. I also looked up symptoms of a sinus infection/disease and I checked out what you have; eithmoid sinus infection, and I absolutely dont have the symptoms of that (thank goodness)! Also in the past, I thought maybe I had something to do with congestive heart failure, but there again, the symptoms dont go hand in hand with my condition. Yes, its truly maddening to go through the coughing and hacking everyday, but whats even more maddening is when you go to see different doctors and they all indicate that there's "nothing" wrong with you. Thanks again for your input.
    ckanaan 33 Replies
    • October 14, 2010
    • 00:37 PM
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  • Mucous build up during the day - clear white - clearing throat - How to Eat Arthritis Away Aeosph - or another book about allergies... may really helpmucous maybe inflamatory reaction, candida systemic sub-clinical - enviornmental-sick building syndrome, guiasfenisen might break some of it up - but better to change diet as it is more healthyAlso try a 6 week trial no dairy or milk, see Chinese Acupuncturist/Herbalist - make sure they use herbs everyday in their practice... trial without wheat, night shades...see if that helpscolonic? hydrate hydrate hydrate
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 14, 2010
    • 04:12 PM
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  • thanks so much for taking the time to reply. I will try the stuff which you mentioned called guiasfenisen. I will have to tell my nurse practitioner to give me a prescription for it. Really hope it helps. This mucus in my throat or esophagus is really, really getting to me. Will let you know...thanks!!
    ckanaan 33 Replies
    • October 17, 2010
    • 11:14 AM
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