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I'm new to this forum and so glad I can be part of a community that supports our individual journeys towards healing
I'm 28, and for the past 6 months.. I've had CONSTANT, unrelenting burning throat pain, which started on the left side of my throat. After an endoscopy, it shifted to the right side of my throat. But its always only on ONE side.
All my symptoms match those of LPR (Laryngo-pharyngeal Reflux) - dry cough, burning sensation in side of throat, vocal pain (difficulty speaking at length) akin to laryngitis, mild globus sensation, throat clearing, and sometimes after eating- excess mucus or saliva.
The fact that the pain is on ONE side of my throat makes me wonder if that's even possible with LPR? Also, when I wake first thing in the morning, all symptoms seem to temporarily disappear, at least for a few minutes, until I'm fully awake and they're back. So it's best in the mornings after a night's sleep. I'm wondering if this could be because that's the only time when I'm not eating for a long stretch (and hence the aerolized reflux is better then?)
I know I sound confused but it isn't all in my head since I've had two laryngoscopies, the first one showed mild swelling (but otherwise normal vocal chords), the second showed the swelling healed - but the pain is always there and never went away. I've had an endoscopy which showed a lax GE junction, grade A oesophagitis, a monametry which was a normal study, and I'm about to get restech pH testing.
So I'm wondering if I might have some nerve injury instead like that of LSN (Laryngeal Sensory Neuropathy). Especially since all this started when
a) I had a long viral (really bad flu infection), then a wisdom tooth extraction, b) for 2 weeks post flu and extraction, I was FINE, no pain at all, until
c) a few more days later, this burning pain in throat started
I'm really just reaching out to ANYONE who might have some words to share or any sort of similar experience in this regard - this such a tough and confusing situation to be in and I love that this platform exists where we can help each other!
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