Constant, odd , 'cold' feeling in throat and roof of mouth...anyone else have this with reflux?

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Hi all

For a long time now I have been experiencing the oddest sensation and I am not sure if it is to do with acid reflux. I have a very cold, almost 'minty' sensation in my mouth all the time. it feels like the sensation you have when you breath in after cleaning your teeth, or after sucking a strong mint. My throat and roof of mouth feels cold - not irritated - just cold and tingly.

I have had problems with reflux in the past and have been on proton pump inhibitors. I am not on a prescription at the moment. i have had an endoscopy and was diagnosed with acute gastritis about ten years ago. I often get heartburn and indigestion.

I have mentioned this top my GP who looks at me like I am mad and says he has never heard of it.

However, I am not imagining it, and wondered if this odd symptom was shared by anyone else with reflux.

I am a lady of a 'certain age' ....smile..... and I have read on the net that this odd sensory change could have something to do with hormonal changes at menopause. Just trying to rule everything out, so would be grateful for any input.

Thanks

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    Hello, yes I have had exactly the same time, not burning like reflux, more like swallowing a load of tooth paste, very weird, sometimes gives me a headache , I thought it was fluoxentine meds so I stopped taking them but its still there three weeks later x

    Sarah

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    Hello,

    I have got exactly the same feeling for about a fortnight now. By the way, I am a man, 28 years of old .. so I believe, it has got nothing to do with the gender smileIs there any update on the symptom now please? I have not consulted any GP as yet. One thing we all have in common is a history of indigestion.

    Regards,

    Juggy

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    Hello! I know this is over a year after you posted this, however as it has been left unanswered I believe it's worth answering. The likely cause of this is Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR). Since you said you are currently not on proton pump inhibitors (PPI), but have been on them in the past, it is likely that your gastroenterologist had seen signs of LPR and prescribed these. Nearly 60% of all people with LPR do not suffer from classic signs of Acid Reflux that are commenly seen in patients with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), such as heartburn. Please check in with your doctor about this if you haven't, as LPR can lead to serious if not fatal complications. I am not a medical professional, so do go to your doctor. Cheers!

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    Leslie, you have probably figured it out by now, but just so you know I'm also menopausal and experiencing the same thing. Probably something to do with hormones.

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    Yes, I have a same problem that started recent about 6 weeks ago and it releases cold air minty from mouth. Cold air affects mouth, throat, ear and nose, nostrils, pharynx, larynx, tube in esophagus. Please Tell me a cure.
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    Hi Lesley, I had a Dr appt today with the same symptoms as you thinking it was acid reflux. In telling Dr the symptoms, it was confusing to him. He is sending me for stool samples to determine if there is a bacteria in my stomach. He also prescribed Omerprazole 20mg to use for 14days & if no improvement he will send me the scope test.  I was wondering if you had a medical diagnosis regarding this. Please advise. Thanks, Joyce

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    Wow! Glad I’m not alone with this. I too have been experiencing the same exact symptoms. I tried explaining it to my boyfriend and he assumed it had something to do with my acid reflux. I haven’t seen the doctor yet, but do have an appointment scheduled. This started happening for about 2 weeks now off and on. I don’t have it all the time. But it is as though I was sucking in a cough drop and have that menthol “cold” sensation on the roof of my mouth and back of throat. Very odd. And what’s even more odd is I noticed it after I tried changing to a vegan diet, so I was drinking a lot of water and eating lots of fruits, particularly blueberries. I don’t know if I over did it with the fruit and ate too much citrus? Nonetheless, it’s very uncomfortable. Not painful, just weird. I’ll post a follow up once I get some answers.
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    I have the same symptoms.

    I have seen the Dr.  who has never heard of such symptoms.

    It is not GERD, at least in my case.

    Doing much research i have concluded that there is a possiblity of a problem with eating to much fermented food.

    I eat yogurt, and kimchi, and drink a moderate amount of kombucha.

    I am wondering if any of you who have these symptoms are also eating fermented or drinking fermented foods?

    TIA

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      Same Symptoms but not eating fermented foods!  Suffering with nonstop acid reflux for three weeks  (new to me) and perimenopausal.  Those are my only common denominators.  It's weird but nice to not experience burning instead...perhaps it's healing?  Perhaps the nerves are sensing a burn as something cold from being overloaded with so much discomfort for so long????

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      I have a cold and minty sensation on my gums for over a year off and on. My most recent bout has lasted 4 weeks. I've had horrible GERD for three years with maybe a day or two with less symptoms ( stomach pain, chest/sternal pain, esophageal spasms, gastrtis, SiBO). I have Refractory GERD. I've been to many specialists and also naturopaths. Diets, meds, supplements - nothing helps. They are recommending surgery, but I'm not on board yet. I want to explore MAST cell Activation Syndrome as a possible cause for mine first.

      I hope we can all get on the path of healing and recovery!

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    I have the same thing... Its been freaking me out I haven't scheduled an appointment but will ask my primary Dr when I go next month hopefully nothing serious😒But was wondering can fibromyalgia cause this?? Ice been thinking I have this Ice been having the symptoms A lot lately and would really like to know... Hope everyone finds out and we all get an answer... 😘???????

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