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Help - Possible GERD or Silent Reflux or ???Hi.
Hoping to find others who may have been through similar or just to talk really.
I'm 32, Male, UK, Non-Smoker, Rarely Drink, In fairness poor diet.
I have had below symptoms over the last c.6 months. I have seen multiple doctors and finally referred to a Gastroenterologist next Wednesday. My doctor has said they dont think it's anything serious, more to put my mind at rest. Fortunately i have a work healthcare scheme in the UK which has meant i can get this private via BUPA.
Mid Sep 18: Started getting constant Post Nasal Drip. Started throat/nasal clearing (i know i should prob resist).
End Oct 18: Started getting regular waves of heartburn sensation but throat rather than chest. Get it constantly for a few days on, few days off.
Mid Nov 18: Noticed occasionally when swallowing denser foods (eg: breads, potato, etc) it doesnt get stuck in throat but can almost feel it going down - not pleasant but not choking or anything. Could be underchewing?
??? Nov 18: Rarely but occasionally wake up with headache/migraine/facial pain.
??? Dec 18: Very mild occasional pain in ear. More a niggle and would probably otherwise dismiss
2 Weeks ago(ish): Started Omeprazole .
Last Week: Lump feeling in throat and sore throat.
PS: I regularly feel constantly tired but that might just be work and having a toddler!
Now I've been pretty obsessed with my symptoms, telling myself its 'going to be cancer'... which hopefully sounds ridiculous. The last week or so more so.... i spilled the beans to my wife last night taking about my obsession. Overnight the lump felt a bit better. Still there but not as obvious. I'm expecting this (& possibly sore throat) is stress/muscle related.
I have previously, but not currently been on citalopram (anti-depressant) and considering if it might be wise to restart this.
Has anyone been through similar to above? Did they get a diagnosis of GERD or Silent Reflux or something else.
It would be great just to talk to someone who has gone through similar.
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