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I really hope that someone who has been through the same experiences as me is able to help me. I know that it says that this is a forum to share experiences but I’m really concerned and getting scared.
About 3 months ago now I woke up over couple of nights with chronic acid heartburn. This is something that I have never suffered before so thought it was ‘just a one off’. About 2 weeks after my attack I found that I was suffering with swallowing problems it felt as though something was stuck in my throat I felt that I needed to cough to clear it but it didn’t. Someone suggested that I take Gaviscon Advance which I did for 2 weeks but didn’t help.
I went to see my GP who prescribed me with x28 30mg Lansoprazole. I was told that if I was still suffering after this then to return to see her. Which I was so I booked another appointment but it was to see another Doctor as it was over the Christmas Period and my original GP was on holiday. The other Doctor prescribed me other dose of Lansoprazole and referred me to the ENT Department as I was still suffering with swallowing problems.
Over the Christmas period my symptoms seemed to ease slightly I even managed a few alcoholic drinks and felt fine.
I had my appointment at the ENT Clinic just over a week ago now, the Consultant put a long tube with a small camera attached up my nose to view my larynx which he said looked healthy (thank goodness). He said if I continued with problems then to ask my GP to refer me for an Endoscopy.
Well it’s certainly is playing me up at the moment. Every night I have to sit upright in bed, as it feels even worse if I attempt to lie down. Every morning I’m waking up with a really dry throat. I can feel a slight pain in my throat. During a day the swallowing problems have returned. I’ve never suffered any heartburn since the first initial attack about 3 months ago but the other symptoms are making themselves present.
I’m not massively overweight maybe just a stone or so, I’m not a healthy eater but I am from today I can’t carry on like this so I will definitely change my diet if that will help. Another hurdle is that we are trying for a family at the moment so I’m reluctant to take too many drugs.
Any help or advice would be appreciated thank you.
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