Sound in throat lying down....is this Acid reflux

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I have had acid reflux for 3 years, am on 30mg of lansaprosole a day for it......and dont get any symtoms.  About 8 months ago I went on antibiotics for h pylori,  so may not even have acid reflux any more (as I have heard h pylori can be a cause).....however,  for about a year ago I have had a stranage feeling/sound in the back of my throat, or even further down whilst lying on my back.   It is as if there is a small amount of fluid in my throat....just enough so, when I breathe through my mouth I can hear and feel it, not quite gurgling, but almost like that.   I tend to only feel it when I wake up in the morning and am lying in bed, not when I first lie down.   any ideas what this is, or if it is acid reflux.  thanks.    I am hoping it is not acid reflux as I am intending coming off the PPI

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    Hello Mark - I get the same thing, I think to myself I haven't eaten for up to 10 hours with maybe a few sips of water in between. I figured that it was to do with  reflux, but haven't mentioned to a doctor at this poin as it started after I had seen the ENT.  My voice does have some changes now and then as well. Ears feeling blocked, post nasal drip all signs of reflux, I know I'm no real help to you, but someone else may have an explanation.

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    Hi Mark,

    I can totally relate to that mine sounds like I was inside a cave. there are no studies done scientifically about this yet i think. It feels like i am inside a cave, the dripping of the water.Sometimes I hear a gurgling sound like water going down the drain.Most probably due to post nasal drip sinusitis or reflux.Maybe a trip to a specialist might help.

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    I get gurgling when lieing down at night and in the morning. I think it's my LES muscle (lower eospagul spincter). I don't think mine shuts properly, hence why I get reflux.

    I would definitely try and come off ppis but don't just stop as you could get acid rebound (even if you are all better u could still experience this). You have to wean off slowly my protocol was this:

    I changed from nexium to 2 x zantac per day (300mg). Zantac worked better for me.

    After few weeks cut down to just one zantac at night (my worse time).

    After few weeks stopped zantac totally and took dgl licorice when I needed it and gaviscon every night. Then when I was brave enough I stopped gaviscon. Continued with dgl licorice when it was needed. Whilst doing this protocol I didn't eat any trigger foods and I kept every thing very plain to eat.

    Ppis are hard to stop takin. Don't think if you get worse coming off them that you are not healed. You need to give it some time.go slowly.

    Good luck hun. Let us know how you get on.

    Dom

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    Gurgling In Throat: What Are Its Causes And How To Stop It?

    For someone who experiences gurgling in throat can be quite frightening for him. However in majority of cases there is nothing to worry about. People often feel a gurgle in stomach and they do not give much attention to it. A gurgle is bubbling sound which is similar to that of water flowing through a bottle. Throat gurgling can be present in anyone; adults as well as child can have gurgling sound in throat.

    Gurgling is in fact a symptom which may be produced due to several reasons. Together with rumbling noise there may be several other associated symptoms such as burning in throat, nausea etc.

    These symptoms along with gurgling help us to differentiate several causes. Once you know the underlying cause it becomes easy to stop annoying gurgling sound in the throat.

    What Causes Gurgling Sound In Throat?

    Gurgling in throat is not uncommon and many people may have experienced it sometimes in their life. There are several causes which may be responsible for gurgling. If you have cough with expectoration you may sometimes experience this peculiar gurgling in throat. The other common cause of gurgling in throat is due to reflux acid.

    In this condition some amount of gastric content is pushed up into the lower part of esophagus.

    Esophagus is food pipe through which food enters into the stomach. At the lower end of esophagus there is a sphincter which prevents entry of food once it goes into the stomach. When the sphincter becomes incompetent, ingested gastric content may reverse back in esophagus. It may further come up till throat and mouth. During this period a person may experience gurgling sound in throat. It is particularly experienced when the person is in supine position or bending over.

    Sometimes croaking and gurgling sound from throat can be a warning sign of something stuck in the throat. There may be history of swallowing some type of foreign body. In children this cause should always be kept in mind. With repressed emotions a person may experience gurgling in throat. However, this cause is concluded only after all other causes are excluded.

    How To Stop Gurgling Noise In Throat?

    In most cases, gurgling in throat remains for a short period. However, many people may feel embarrassed and annoyed by this unusual experience. When it is a constant issue care is needed to control it. Since there are variable reasons for producing gurgling, it is necessary to know the underlying cause. For example if the cause is detected as collection of sputum in throat due to cough, patient should try to expel it with the help of medicines. Even steam inhalation may be worth trying to loosen the sputum.

    For acid reflux there are other associated symptoms such as burning in throat and chest related to posture and meal. After proper evaluation, patient should alter his life style and food habits. Avoidance of spicy food, aerated drinks, alcohol, cigarette smoking all help in reducing acid reflux. Certain postures are also important to avoid acid reflux such as avoiding bending. Patient should try to lie down in the left lateral or supine position with his head 6 inches high above the horizontal position.

    If there is a history of impacted foreign body, patient needs emergency measures which can be provided in a hospital.

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