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I am 27 years old and have been suffering with the most painful bouts of sore throat for 4 years. The first 2 years my throat would flare up every 3 months. The only thing that would stop it were antibiotics. Now my symptoms flare up every 6 months I am not sure why the time has prolonged but still the only thing that gets rid of this is antibiotics.
Like many LPR sufferers on here I was referred to ENT, Endocrine, Allergists and Autoimmune specialists who all said my results were normal. I was tested for thyroid which came back fine although they did find nodules on my thyroid which I was told are normal in young women.
I have taken steroid nose sprays for post nasal drip, Omeprazole, Stronger dose antihestimines. Nothing works except antibiotics.
Reading symptoms of LPR sufferers and they all sound too familiar. I suffer from IBS and in the past year when I get a sore throat I also get heartburn/chest pains. My main questions are:
Do antibiotics help clear LPR sufferers symptoms?
Does having LPR mean you could have a digestive/stomach problem? I have not seen a gastro doctor yet could any LPR sufferers advise? or any LPR sufferers also suffer from IBS?
Do LPR symptoms include flu like symptoms? I constantly have phlegm/lump in my throat but when it gets really bad I have a congested head and am blowing my nose all day. I look like I have the flu but can feel an acid reflux pain in my chest/throat.
Also sufferers havent mentioned much about fatigue? When it flares up I can sleep for 18 hours straight and had one episode where I couldnt leave my bed for 4 days.
I am so happy to feel like I may be starting to understand my problem after 4 years of suffering!!!! Thank you so much for reading this and any advice/help you can give me would be much appreciated Thank you
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