Constant heartburn?

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I have suffered from Acid Reflux for about 5 years . I think it began with an ulcer. I take Pantaprazole 80mg/day which I've taken on and off for the entire 5 years. They've never really done much for me but my doctor says take them. For the last 6 months or so I've been plagued with constant heartburn which radiates up into my throat. It doesn't matter now what I eat or drink the heartburn is there. I'm scared now that it might be Barrett's Esophagus simply because it is so constant and it's moreso in my throat rather than chest. Usually when it occurs it's so bothersome that it makes me nauseous. I think I may have to have an upper endoscopy which I've had before but the last one was a few years ago and it appeared all clear.

I wondered if anyone has had constant heartburn and especially the burning in the throat rather than chest?

Carol

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    hi I get constant heartburn I chest and throat and sometimes it just in my throat and I get a feeling like there is something stuck in my throat that makes me want to keep clearing my throat been on PPI meds for years dont help much

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      I get the feeling of something stuck in my throat too. I've had that for years. Dr. says it's just a sensation , there's nothing actually there. The sensation is called Globus. I am constantly clearing my throat also. These are both symptoms of Reflux as well as the heartburn. I was just concerned because lately the heartburn is always present. Never goes away.

      I agree with you on the PPI's. They are pretty useless.

      Thanks so much for response!

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      these forum great for reassurance i like you visit Gp had tests but still worry after my mum had larynx cancer not linked i know but any thing related to throat !!

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      There's no type of throat cancer in the family but of course I too worry about that. I will have an endoscopy again to have that checked out. This forum is indeed reassuring at times but you still should always see a doctor.

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      yes me too especially as related to throat this gerd and feeling of lump when swallowing my dr is sympathetic & reassuring but scary

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    yes i get all the above i am fit healthy but i worry as had camera diwn but was 2016 all clear but it the throat ear bitter taste day 3 stop ppi as make worse so on aloe vera digestion enzyme gaviscon seem tad better we shall see i do worry though

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