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Hi everyone, I'm new to this site.
I think I may have silent reflux (LPR) or GERD. I'm not sure which one, but I've been having a weird feeling in my throat like it's sore. Or sometimes when I swallow something, I feel like I taste vomit within my throat. So I did the stupid thing of Googling all this, and I honestly regret it. I've been suffering from extreme anxiety the past week or so. I haven't been able to get anything done because of constant worrying, and I think my anxiety is making the symptoms worse.
I read somewhere that long-term silent reflux has a 78% chance of causing throat cancer or something? There were several articles on this. And this has spooked me out so much because they kept saying how silent reflux (LPR) is a direct cause for cancer in the throat. I've been crying so much the last week or so because I feel like I've been given a death sentence.
My symptoms were never severe, but the past week, I think they've gotten worse, mostly because of my anxiety. The symptoms for me weren't that bad, but ever since I went on Google and found out some stuff like the "throat cancer" information, it's been stressing me out like crazy.
I made a decision to live my life by brining down the acid (eating smaller meals, more fruits and veggies but obviously no citrus, and no spicy food or alcohol) etc. Are there anybody who has dealt with LPR for many years and learned to have it under control, or at least not have cancer as a result of it?
I'm crying as I'm writing this because I'm so worried. I told myself that I'd make it a goal in life to reduce my acid reflux and NOT end up getting throat cancer. I want to be an example for people who might have the same problem as me in the future. So that they can have some hope too. But it's so hard because my worries get the best of me, and I can't seem to find hope within myself.
I was hoping someone can help me out. I'm sorry if I sound pathetic. I really apologize
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