Dry throat

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I have this sensation down the left side of my throat, it feels like my throat is dry and stuck together, I have a constant post nasal drip which I am hoping is the cause of it? However, it's so annoying its driving me mad, could it be my oestrogen level is lower causing it?

I know we all experience different symptoms, and I have been putting it down to perimenopause but am worrying myself sick that it is something sinister and am putting too much down to peri rather than explore other reasons

I'm so worried its bringing me down now

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    Hi Jo,

    I get this too. Very dry mouth. Dry throat. I get tickles right in the spot where my gag reflex gets activated, so I feel like if I clear too hard to get rid of the tickle, I'll gag.

    I have to have a cold drink close by at all times to keep from sticking together.

    Also, this fall instead of nose running and watery eyes like usual, my eyes are dry and goopy and Im all dry in my nose.

    My gyne says estrogen (or lack thereof) effects all the mucous membranes...ear, nose, throat, digestion, urinary tract... not just the girly ones.

    Could also be that some acid from the tummy backs up into the throat overnight... my Mom has bouts of this, and causes her dryness and throat irritation. She doesnt take anything for it unless it gets really bad.

    Hugs to you, I know these symptoms are so frustrating and worrying!!


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      Thank you Sara, that is so helpful to know, and puts my mind at ease

      I'm sorry you are going through it too, its the little things that seem to play on the anxiety side , trying hard to ignore them

      Hugs to you too, may all these symptoms vanish!!!

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      Amen!! I had my first appt with a therapist yesterday to try to work out some better ways to cope with getting anxious about the symptoms. The symptoms are exhausting enough... I can't keep carrying the fear around with me too.

      It was mostly the introductory stuff... her getting to know me and why I was there. But it did feel good to unload the fear for a little while.

      If I get some good skills over the coming weeks, I'll come back and share.

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    okay so left side of throat hurt when i swallowed for months. i had the camera up my nose and down the throat. he said he thought it was silent reflux. it did finally go away. i had to quit thinking about it constantly and i cut out tomato products for a while

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    Dear Jo

    I get left side of tongue and mouth feels dry, it seems to come and go!

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    Hi there

    I have been to the GP last week with this. Post Nasal drop... keeping me awake at night and constant flem and mucus at the back of my throat. I got a steroid spray but this didn't make a difference.

    I am recovering from a chest infection so I thought it was due to this but I have had post nasal drip before. I am also having many hot flushes. I am 10 years into this and I am at the post menopause stage and yes, once the hormones change, it affects the mucus lining in the sinus. Hormones or declined of them, affect everything and a GP told me this years ago.

    This is all part of the transition and it is not at all easy. Its a nightmare but it will pass.

    You are not alone in this so do not worry as part of the course. Get as much fresh air into your bedroom at night when sleeping. Avoid to much heat or air con as they dry out our sinus.

    Drink plenty of water and get lots of rest.

    Hope this helps


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