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So I've been traveling around through India and now south East Asia for 6 months. This all started with 2 very bad bouts of food poisoning a week apart which I was prescribed two bouts of antibiotics, which ruined the flora in my stomach but that seemed to get back on track fine after a week or so.
I then developed extremely bad sinusitus (it even started coming out of my eyes) which lasted mainly for about a month until I was prescribed antibiotics (azithromycin) again to mostly, clear it up. I had symptoms of my sinuses still giving me a headache and my throat feeling a little tight which was a newer more recent symptom.
This still didn't work so I went back to another doctor (All of these have been separate doctors as I'm traveling) who prescibed Augmentin which made me end up in Hospital that evening with a very tight throat an difficulty breathing. My vitals were all fine so I got sent home. That was the really start of it. I stopped the Antibiotics and just continued with a Nasal Rinse until I could see an ENT specialist a few weeks later (again in another location) who prescribed a gentle antobiotic (Clarithromycin) which seemed to clear the sinusitus up but not the throat.
Since that (with another doctor) who diagnosed me with Chronic Allergic-Rhinosinusitus and GERD which was causing my throat problems. The sinusitus was and still is under control but he prescrbed proton pump inhibitors (Esomeprazole) for two weeks which didn't help at all.
Up until this point I'd been pretty good health wise hardly drinking, eating healthy and staying active. Until I thought screw this I need some fun to stop thinking about it all of the time and had a few beers and a cigarettes which was exactly the kind of stuff I've avoided for months. I woke up the next morning and my throat was totally fine! After this I ended up smoking for about 2 months and during that period my throat was TOTALLY NORMAL no tightness or anything.
However, recently I've decided to get healthy again and have been at a fitness camp for 4 weeks now exercising every day, eating extremely healthily, not drinking or smoking. Since then the lump in my throat feeling has returned and it's always there, I feel like I need to clear my throat sometimes, my voice goes hoarse, I can lose some low and high vocal range, and it can feel sore sometimes.
The ENT said I've got LPR now and prescribed anti acid secretion drugs twice a day 2 weeks ago and they havn't made any difference. I've been to see a GI specialist and he's recomended a Gastroscopy which I'm seeing If my insurance will pay for.
Anyway, getting to the point has anyone else had these symptom before, especially with smoking helping as it's totally counter inuitive to everything I've been told and read.
Also as I don't have a consistant doctor I have to re-explain this to everyone and they know I wont' be there for long so I'm not even sure if I'm getting breat treatment or being diagnosed with the right things now. For instance is it actually LPR? Or could it be something to do with the SInusitus? I'm lost and feeling a little helpless to be honest.
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