Saw multiple doctors and ENTs, Still no better (LPR)

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Detail: Im 19 years old and i have a short history of smoking tobacco and using chewing tobacco) (less then a year) I have scene atleast 4 doctors in the past few months, and I have scene the same ENT about 3 times this month for different things regaurding the same issue. I hate to type or even say this out loud, but I can't stop thinking I have throat cancer. I have a bunch of mucus i hack up all day, i clear my throat so much my girlfriend is starting to get annoyed, and It feels tight when I swallow, like everthing is grinding together. I swear I feel like I'm going crazy! Last time i scene the ENT i described to him how i get so anxious that I will stick my finger deep down my throat and feel for stuff or look for blood when I pull it out (never found blood). He says it's very unlikely that I would have cancer so young, but I always hear of people getting it young and it scares me so much that it makes me depressed, due to the fact I think of it multiple times a day. PLEASE HELP. FEELING SUICIDAL. although I know that I would never take my own life. Been on prilosec twice a day for about a month, now Im down to taking it once a day. Been trying to eat well, despite being broke, I have to be fortunate and make due with the food we have and can afford.

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    Its probably reflux and priolsec takes at least 8 weeks to work. I would go back to 2 a day and see if that clears up your symptoms. I have been taking the equivalent of large dose of that for 10 years under medical supervision and it keeps my reflux in check. 

    It helps if you can work out what triggers you such as acidic or spicy foods, sodas etc and of course give up the cigarettes. That is what will give you cancer not the reflux but as the doctor says it takes time. 

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    BTW I QUIT SMOKING LIKE & MONTHS AGO, AND THANKS FOR WRITTING BACK GUYS, I APPRECIATE IT!

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    Also forgot but, I have hiccups on a daily basis, does anyone with LPR have them?
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