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I constanly try to clear my throat and it feels like mucus frequently comes down into my throat. When I drink lots of water, it feels like food is cleared from my throat and is sometimes a little painful. There is often a thick coating on my tongue in the morning. I clean my teeth at least once a day. I floss, use a tongue cleaner and use mouthwash every day. I am baffled as to what causes it. I have regular dentist check-ups, gums and teeth are fine. I do believe I get reflux and this gets much worse if I eat citrus fruit/tomatoes/fizzy drinks so I try to avoid these. Tests I’ve had:-
Barium swallow: No problems found, no signs food could get stuck.
ENT specialist: Nose slightly congested and voice box was slightly red.
Stomach specialist: No H pylori bacteria. LES pressure ‘lower end of normal but not otherwise unremarkable’
PH monitoring: No excessive reflux found. Demeester score is marginally above normal
Endoscopy: minor gastritis
Tried basically every PPI/H3 blocker for acid reflux/Gaviscon but no improvement
Peptest – test was negative until after eating and then had a high level of pepsin.
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