I've got good news and bad news. The good 'un is that all heart problems are now ruled out. The family history thing in my late grandfather was a blip so I can safely trust my echocardiogram. However my cardiologist bought up the interesting fact that I probably have acid reflux. What they weren't clear on is whether I have GERD, LPR or even anything like an ulcer or something like my GP mentionned today. This is what I experience, but from checking some GERD forums I can see there are mixed opinions on what it could be!
- Mucus in throat
- Tight throat, usually worse first thing in morning
- Some chest and ab discomfort, but not burning, unlike the throat which CAN burn
- Some lightheadedness
- Occasionally food gets stuck swallowing, or pops up again with a bitter taste.
Lansoprazole can take away some of the worst symptoms such as chest and arm pain, but not all of them which is a pity. I've no doubt anxiety is behind some of this, but I'm not sure which acid reflux condition I fit most. I kinda hope it's GERD though, since I REALLY am worried about any throat cancers..!