Reflux???

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Hi I've been suffering with globus ( lump on throat feeling) since January . I had an endoscopy and it showed no inflammation or any other problems so my consultant just told me to take over the counter medication when needed. This is the problem I don't burp anything up so is it reflux. My doctor is a bit at a loss . We have tried nasal spray incase it was post nasal drip, gaviscon normal and advanced incase it was relux . Throat swab for infection , thyroid test and lastly now I am off to see ENT for checks for LPR... Would I know if I had reflux . I've heard about silent reflux so I've raised my bed up, don't wat after 7 ( go to bed about 11) I take gaviscon before I go to bed to be on the safe side but nothing works . I don't eat fatty or processed food, don't drink or smoke so I have no idea what it is. I am waiting for a peptest saliva test to arrive so I can check to see if there is any pepcin in my saliva . Anyone any tips or ideas?

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    Just curious...do you have any history of anxiety because that is also a symptom of anxiety.
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      I have thought about this myself but Not really no . I mean I'm a working mum of 2 but to be honest my work life balance is great . Family life is great so no concerns .. Just need to get my other half to actual put his clothes in the wash basket and not near it!!!😂
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    good morning Claire,

    I would be happy to share what I know, because I suffered from acid reflux so badly for 5 weeks. One of the things that really helped and you'll know if you have acid reflux if you try this. It's not fun but it does work. And it doesn't hurt anything. You take 2 tablespoons of organic vinegar and you mix it with a glass of water. And if you find that you are better after drinking this you will know that it's acid reflux. The Globus in your throat will dissipate. Pretty quickly. The other thing you can try is look carefully at all of your medications that you're taking and see, what the side effects are on any of those medications. What I discovered was that the gabapentin at 300 milligrams was the culprit for me. But, I went through not only the prescription of next to him that's 40 milligrams along with other over the counter medications and I'm talking a lot, and none of it was working other than the vinegar and water mix. It doesn't solve anything other than take away your discomfort for the time being until you eat your next meal. If you feel that your stomach has churning sensation and the acid is coming up in your throat then the vinegar + water will immediately take care of that problem. It takes some adjusting to get used to it but it works really well. You can add some lemon drops from fresh lemon and that will also help. The other thing that will help if you are if you do have acid reflux, is to drink a lot of fresh juice. the misnomer, acid reflux which it is a misnomer, it's because too much acid in your stomach is actually a good thing because what's happening is that the pH in your digestion is off balance if it is acid reflux. So the other thing you can try is probiotics and that will also help get your stomach back in good order and that will help the acid reflux as well. You want at least 10 billion if possible live cultures with a probiotic pill before you eat. Let me know if any of these work for you. I sure hope you can get your situation resolved quickly. PS I also had and oscopy so I am familiar with that procedure as well.

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      Hi thanks for your reply .. That's the thing you see I don't know if I have acid reflux as nothing is coming up .. I don't feel any burning or anything so not sure what is causing the globus . I tried raw apple cider vinegar a while ago and it didn't make any difference . I take pre and probiotics I don't take any medication so no problems there either .
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      Juice is actually high in ph ( I have a ph meter and check everything) so that would possibly make the acid worse .. Wouldn't it
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    I was diagnosed as having LPR last year, since then I have seen a gastroenterologist and I have had endoscopy and nothing showed up, I also had a manometry test which showed a small haitas hernia, Haitas hernia and hpylori can cause reflux, Maybe you need to have more test to rule out haitas hernia and hpylori,
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      Has them and all came back ok 😩😩 I know it sounds stupid but I'm sick of them not finding anything at least a diagnosis would give me something to try and correct
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