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My story started in April of last year when I had cold and right after that I started feeling something on the back on my throat. My primary told me that this is GERD and I need to take Prevacid 30mg for a month. That didn't help, although I wasn't keeping any diet. Then I continue the same course of treatment but with the diet for another 30 days but that didn't work either. Went to see ENT and was diagnosed with LPF. She prescribed double dosage of PPI but my body couldn't take it. It gave me stomach pain and I had to stop. The ENT saw that my vocal cords are inflamed and swollen and told me that this is the result of the back flow of acid to my throat. I don't have much cough like everyone describes. My primary symptoms are something is bugging me on the back on my throat but I don't even try to clear because if I clear it gets worst. Besides I read couple of articles that clearing throat long term can give you irreversible damage. My vocal cords get worst when I talk , I develop pain and have to stop. Definitely things in my throat are worst with passage of food. Last two weeks I came down with sinuses is infection for which I was treated with 10 day antibiotic and now I feel like my symptoms got worst and specially airways when I breath, especially on the inhale. I do whatever I can to moisturize my nasal passages, because it feels dry, drink plenty of fluids but I can't say that i have much mucus to deal with. So some symptoms are the same but some are not so. i was wondering -what if this is not LPR? So, the question is - how do they diagnose this condition and how accurate their diagnoses are? Who can diagnose this - ENT or GI?
I appreciate anyone who can help me with this.
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