Is it LPR or Something Else?

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Okay, so for the past few years I've had this problem where I'd feel flem in my throat quite a lot everyday but it never gave me any bother that much, but for this past year, it's gotten a lot worse along with other symptoms. I always feel as if there's a lump in my throat which I cannot swallow or cough up, I constantly coughed up flem everyday, I cough very often everyday, a lot of times I would get shortness of breath as well as finding it difficult to breathe at times but not in a serious way but it comes without warning and scares me at times. I also get bad heart burns regulary but not everyday, sometimes, but not a lot, I would feel my chest tighten slightly but I mostly have tightness and soreness bother in my andomin which is always really strong and would stop me from doing whatever I'm doing at that moment and I have to take a break for a few minutes for it to ease down, and also sometimes I would have acid come up my throat or liquid I had drank previously and I wouldn't be running when this happens (as I hate running). Can someone help me achieve some answers? And should I see a doctor about this as I haven't seen a doctor yet. I'm 16 by the way.

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    Hi MissEmmaJay

    You could try seeing a doctor but they're very often quite dismissive of heartburn type issues and tell you to just take drugs for it.  You might consider seeing if you have a food intolerance because they are infamous for causing heartburn problems and digestive issues, plus a few others as well.  Gluten is the biggest offender and a known cause of heartburn troubles.  Dairy can also be a problem.

    At a guess I would say your problems are caused by a food intolerance.

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    I feel bad for you missemmajay. Im 40 years old and i have similar symptoms that started this year. 

    Yes, you should start by going to a doctor and explaining your symptoms.

    These forums have helped me a lot. Through them I have concluded that I have GERD. Different doctors will tell you different things as many illnesses have crossover symptoms. 

    I would start to keep a journal of when this happens to you and what triggers caused it. Hopefully you can heal quickly as you are only 16. 

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    Sorry for what you are going through.  I have for a long time have phlegm constantly and an acid taste in my throat.  To try and combat it I drink lots of warm water and I rinse my mouth a few times a day with Biotene mouth wash. It helps somewhat. Hope you find an answer.
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     Hi there ,I  just want to let you know that I had  a couple of years of having similar symptoms like you swallowing difficulties and lumps in throat congestion and breathing problems. I thought it was sinus problems ot throat problems. Tried dairy free for ages as i thought it was making things worse in fact it made it worse  but I had enough and went to GP, she was quick and sent me for endoscopy and i was diagnosed with  oesophagitis hiatus hernia . I did not like this but glad i have had a chance to try and resolve my problems.Now for me medication has not worked so i follow the  low acid diet and overall am managing to handle my symptoms so there is an answer. it takes time and help so I hope you have a good support at home to help you , We are all a little different with our symptoms and resolutions but you can find a way but you must start with your GP to get a proper diagnosis then  look at the options to become healed. Personally for me diet is the only way but some people find meds work for them. I am just glad i have found a answer and it was on these pages where i started. Good Luck to you , Hope this helps
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