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I need help! I am so confused. I went for an upper endoscopy in late April due to upper stomach IBS cramping and a week after that I started having this terrible lump in the throat sensation, chest pain around the colorbone, burping and just a feeling of food laying in my esophagus. I have never had this before. The Scope showed only a small hiatal hernia no GERD no damage they even used the word beautiful! I visited my ENT and he did the larnyxscope down the nose to the throat and said my throat is moderatley inflammed which 99.9% of the time means Reflux is coming up and irritating it. Then visited the GI doc and he put me on Omoprazole 40mg once a day for a month. No change even with diet changes. Lost 14lbs and I can't bear to loose anymore weight! Then he increased the dose to two a day 40mg in morning and night - I tried this for a week but I just felt like crap and then I read about LPR which seems to be caused by the pepsin not the acid coming up to the throat so I stopped the medicine. Went back to ENT - did the scope again said the throat was still inflammed. I asked him about the pepsin salivary test and the PH probe and he said he does not like doing them because no matter what the outcome it will still be treated the same however my GI is ready to do the PH probe but I have heard horrible things about this test and am very scared to put something esle down my throat. I am back on a different PPI now - nexium generic 40mg day and night for a month before I get this test. I am taking makuna honey, probilotic and I was wondering about the apple cider vinegar seems like people have good luck with this but won't it inflame my throat more? Then I also wonder if I had nerve damage during the scope and it is my nerve that needs to heal? I am just so confused and could use anyone's help- my husband is getting sick of hearing me complain and I am just not the mom I used to be! My favorite time of the day is night time because my lump in throat goes away until when I wake up and drink or eat. I am also full of healh anxiety as I have had uterine cancer in the past so every lump, bump or pain makes me think cancer- please help! Thanks in advance!
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