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I'm sorry if this question sounds silly or paranoid, but I'm just really worried. I know this usually happens in older people, and I'm only 19, but I have kind of had a life-long battle with acid reflux. I had it as a baby and was treated for it, but I also know I had it for a long time throughout my childhood and teenage years without treatment. I kind of thought my reflux was normal and forgot about it. That is, until 9 months ago when I developed a strong, loud, hacking couch that never stopped. At least 10-15 times a day I would have bad coughing fits where I coughed up a weird bitter substance. It has become a real nuisance to my friends at my dorm and a really painful experience for me. it soon got so bad I couldn't even sleep without waking up coughing and wheezing (not due to my ashtma, though). I have started throwing up in my mouth quite a bit and even when I drink water I have acid reflux symptoms. I am finally on some better medicine that is helping but I am really afraid that my acid reflux might have already done it's damage. It has changed my voice (it sounds much huskier now) and I cough and wheeze all the time. I knew the coughing had to do with reflux because it only started after breakfast. I guess my question is, should I be worried about BE and ask my doctor if I should be tested for it? If so, how should I present the question? I am afraid he might just brush it off as a silly fear, but I don't want to overlook something important like that.
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