My symptoms started around a year ago. I had a sensation that something is in the back of my throat really bugging me and I always pulled my tongue back to move my uvula back side to side. My other symptom was that around my adam's apple I had like a small piece of slime sticking there and that made me clear my throat backwards and swallow a 100 times a day but it would never go down.
After about 3 months I went to an ENT he did a laryngoscopy and said it's reflux because my larynx was very red and swollen. So I began 40mg Nexium a day. Great! After about a month my symptoms got a whole lot better. The second month I was doing great too but around the third month I saw I'm just stuck at a improvement stage but not going further. So month 4 I got Zantac 150mg in addition to the Nexium. That didn't do a thing. Month 5 I stopped the Zantac and started doing Nexium 80mg a day. During that whole month I was suddenly almost symptoms free. Ever since month 6, 1-2 weeks I'm symptom free and 1-2 weeks I have symptoms. My ENT did a laryngoscopy and still saw redness in my larynx but not as bad as before.
So to rule out everything I went to get a catscan of my sinuses, to an allergist all good. I went to a GI to do a 24hr ph and impedence test but couldn't handle it for more then 1 hour. Because one of my symptoms is always to swallow and it made my throat really painful. So my GI gave me now Zantac 300mg in addition to the Nexium 80mg and try it for a few months and then do a endoscopy and pass a capsule in my esophagus to measure acid but since I have only throat problems, it may not be very useful but it's my next best thing.
What the heck is going on? I'm sick and tired going from one doc to another. Everybody is baffled but since the Nexium worked in the first place everybody assumes it's reflux but still nobody knows for sure. Please help, these symptoms are killing me. Although ever since being on the meds I never went back to pre-treatment symptoms.
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