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Hello - For many months I have been experiencing an earache, sore throat and headache, plus my gums ache. This all happens on the left side of head (even the sore throat is on the left of my throat).
I've found that by taking an anti-inflammatory pill ALL the symptoms go away. However, I realize that I can't continue doing so forever.
I went to an ear/nose/throat specialist here in Italy where I live. She run a thin tubular camera through my nose and down my throat so as to have a look. She determined that I had acid reflux and that it was the stomach acids that where giving me a sore throat.
I had my doubts since I had had zero stomach issues or discomfort, nor any real sensation of acid reflux. But she's the professional so I went home and began taking the prescribed medications. Unfortunately doing so just worsened the situation. Almost immediately I began actually having the problem she was attempting to cure: acid reflux. The discomfort intensified as the days passed, as did my use of anti-inflammatory pills. About 1 week ago I stopped taking all medications (including the anti-inflammatory pills). Since then the acid reflux has subsided and I'm back where I started: Earache, sore throat, headache, gums ache.
Any thoughts on what this might be? Any thoughts on how I might properly address it?
Thanks in advance - Tim
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