Silent acid reflux -intermittent pain in throat near adams apple

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Started about 9 days ago . Could feel scratchy needle like pain down the left side of my throat just behind my adams apple  .

GP examined me and stated she thinks this is silent acid reflux . I have been drinking fizzy water before bed with a snack (chocolate biscuit's usually)  and have also gone to the gym straight after a snack .

My anxiety has gone through the roof because I suspected I might have cancer of the throat .

My GP says I have to go for endscoptomy in 4 weeks unless it heals with Caviscon,

I've  been prescribed anti depressants as well to ease the anxiety .

Does anyone know how long the throat is likely to take to heal ?

Regards Geoff

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    I have this too. I get sharp severe pain in my throat I don't have a Adams Apple though I'm a female. I suspect I have acid reflux too. I don't know if you can get cancer of the throat but mine certainly feels sore everytime I eat fast food. It feels scratchy too I thought acid reflux can damage my voice or something. I wouldn't know though. If it's because of acid reflux I don't know I don't take medication for it. I've heard it's bad too on the TV. Prilosec, Nexium that's all I could get. Something about taking them and you have a high risk of getting kidney failure. I rather try natural remedies. Stay safe.👍Good luck

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      Thanks for your reply .GP has told me it's not cancer .I have been prescribed Caviscon and have an appointment back at the GP in two weeks. Probably have to have endscoptomy at the hospital, which appears to be standard procedure with this condition . Have read it takes a long time for throat to heal if damaged by stomach acid .I must point out that I have anxiety issues especially around my  health ,so worry a great deal when I have a complaint .I wish you well with your throat

      regards Geoff

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    I have the same symptoms and it's a pain . It takes ages to heal. If your worried about your throat and want to be safe and relaxed about it then request an ent appointment. I did that and I had a scope in my throat to check and it was inflamed but ok. I'm gonna request a endoscopy when I see gp next week to check stomach . Had one five years ago but feel I need it again

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    Thank you for sharing your story.  I was starting to think I was the only one.  I've had the same type of pain behind my Adam's Apple, only one the right side.  The doctor initially said it was strep throat and gave me some amoxicillin.  But after taking all the meds the pain never went away.  I'm scheduling an appointment with and ENT this week.  Sounds like it may be some type of damage caused by acid reflux, from the reports of others online.  Hoping that's all it is.

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    Hi geoffrey10657. How have you been feeling now? Did the Caviscon help it heal? Did you have to go back for your endoscopy? 
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    Geoffrey, hope you are well. For many years, I have been on this pill called dexilant 60mg 1x per day to control acid reflux, however, I stopped taking it because I was feeling better and my GI thought it was fine. Also, I lost my medical benefits and trying to get back on a plan asap. Anyway, about a few weeks now, I have been having burning sensation in throat (real nuisance) and sometimes like food stuck (the adam's apple area). I took priolosec OTC, it helped a little after 5 days of taking it. I have been on it for 3 weeks now. I don't have any heartburn in chest, just this burning where the adam's apple is and sometimes metalic taste in mouth. I hope it's nothing serious man. Were you experiencing this type of problem? I hope I didn't cause damage or if my reflux has progressed. Thank you! 

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