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Hi looking for advice or others with similar symptoms.
My doctor has advised that I probably have acid reflux causing oesophagitis but I am just not sure as my symptoms seem so different in the way that they don't seem to be triggered immediately. There is no point taking gaviscon/rennie/zantac or such as once the symptoms are there nothing like that soothes it as it isn't a burning pain its a feeling that just won't go away.
I have tried cutting out foods and drinks and nothing seems to make a difference, I either have symptoms for a few days or they go for a few days.
At worst I have a feeling of a huge lump in my throat, maybe like when you are going to cry, or like a bubble is being inflated right in my neck. Sometimes I have the same feeling lower down towards my chest. I often burp a lot but it feels like the burps are coming from my throat/neck rather than my stomach.
I am always fine in the mornings. Eating a meal doesn't trigger symptoms, some days they just progress as the day goes on and by about 6pm will be at their worst. It never stops me sleeping as it's not really pain, more uncomfortableness. Eating and drinking sooths the symptoms whatever I have to eat or drink.
I have thought that it may be related to alcohol, I had a big night out and noticed the next day that my throat felt really tight, but not straight after or when I woke up, again, as the day went on it just gradually got worse... I never have any symptoms while actually drinking alcohol, it actually sooths them if anything as does eating or drinking anything.
I have tried eating only alkaline foods and have aloe vera juice and manuka honey every day. Nothing seems to help. It's so random. Other symptoms are a slightly sore throat, feeling of needing to breath deeply occasionally, sometimes wanting to cough gently, all of which sometimes make me wonder if its a respiratory problem.
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