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I’ve come here because I’m having some health issues that are stumping the doctors and I wanted to see if maybe someone has gone through something similar and has answers.
My symptoms are:
-sore throats in the morning.
-extreme and worsening hoarseness.
-stomach aches in the mornings (especially after eating food late at night or eating something I’m allergic to).
-hiccups(?) after meals. It’s like my food doesn’t want to stay down.
These are pretty typical signs of acid reflux, right? The only issue is that even on the medicine, these symptoms have persisted. I’ve tried every medicine. Most of them made me feel like acid was dumped down my throat. My GI doctor wanted to do surgery, but was completely stumped when the damage in my esophagus healed after a few months on the medicine. My ph probe came back normal and I swallow just fine.
I went to an ENT and they confirmed via scope that my vocal folds have swelling and irritation caused by severe acid reflux, but when he did his own ph probe (at the top of the throat), it also came back normal. He basically told me I needed to go somewhere else for treatment because he has 0 ideas on what could be going on.
I’ve been struggling with this for YEARS and I’m going a bit crazy. Does anybody have any idea what on earth could be going on? (The doctors don’t think it’s bile reflux either since there’s no damage to suggest that it’s a problem)
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