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hi, around 6 months ago i started needing to constantly clear my throat. it was a feeling of slight mucus buildup i guess. it starts with a warm sickly sensation starting in the stomach and over the past few months it has progressed to constant pain in my throat. this pain is exacerbated while swallowing or speaking. i am having to force myself to refrain from speaking when unnecessary because of the pain. its worsened after eating which i realize points to gerd/indigestion i went to se my doctor about a month into this and was prescribed omeprazole. this seemed to help with the warm sickly feeling but left me feeling really tired and can barely eat anything without feeling bloated and the throat pain is still getting worse. so i went to an ENT about 3 months ago to try and gather insight and he almost instantly suggested i see a therapist. but after explaining my symptomts adamantly he prescribed me with ranitidine, which was about as useful as the omeprazole - not very. so ive pretty much been guzzling down gaviscon after every meal and omeprazole and ranitidine as prescribed but my throat pain has become so bad i refuse to speak most of the time. its very hard to get across to people my condition and its starting to take a toll on my mental wellbeing. it feels like im burning alive from acid. my referrals for a gastroscopy keep getting declined. im not sure what to do
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