One thing after another

Have c.t scan next weds which will hopefully tell me definitely what c.o.p.d I have. Waiting is terrible, but now I am being sent to hospital to have camera put down my throat to check what is going on, has anyone suffered reflux on a daily basis sometimes most of the day, the only symptom I am getting is heavy aching in my chest, no reflux or nasty taste in the mouth, about once a day get dry tongue and dry mouth and a feeling that there is so etching in my throat feels like phlem but not sure,

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  • Sorry neither me nor my husband have reflux not much help!! But wanted to wish you all the best for the scan, lots of love TAD xx

  • Don't worry, it's a very simple procedure. You should be able to choose whether to have a numbing throat spray or a sedative. I've had it done several times and always choose the sedative. It's not supposed to knock you out but I've never ever remember a thing about it. If you choose the latter then you have to have an escort home.

    Wishing all the best for both scan and endoscopy. Peeg

  • Hi Lynisa48.

    I haven't had an issue with reflux but have had the bronchoscopy - it is ok. I'm quite nosy so got them to turn the screen so I could see inside myself but I think that wasn't the norm!

    I had a bit of a sore throat afterwards but it was fine by the day after and a perfect excuse to eat ice cream so stock up beforehand.

    I know the wait for diagnosis is painful, but it will get there in the end.


  • Thank you all, really worried just about coping waiting to find out what wrong with my lungs this reflux is an added xtra I could do without

  • I have had reflux for many years and take omprozarol (I think that is how it is spelt. to lazy to look) I also have peptic liquid, which helped me by stopping the morning cough and slime I was bringing up.

    BTW there does seem to be a link between reflux and lung problems. So you might see an improvement once they sort the reflux?

  • Hi, I have had a reflux problem for what seems donkies years.

    I take Esomeprazole daily, this according to my Gp. is forever, along with Gaviscon liquid as & when needed.

    I do have to be carefull regarding things I eat. Some items are a definate no no such as..

    .......... coffee, chocolate, pickles, tomatoes, garlic, spices,sauces, Peppermint.

    but to name a few. I have cut down on dairy products & now drink Soya milk.

    My last food of the day is eaten no later than 6-30pm, and my last drink at 8-30pm

    I have twice had cameras looking at my stomach (gastroscopies )and another to look at

    the throat and vocal chords ( laryngoscopy) The last being the least unpleasant.

    I often wake with a musty mouth, its all part of reflux...... No peppermint flavoured toothpaste either....... that gives me wicked heartburn.

    Try changing your diet for a few days leaving out some of the above listed foods & see if there is any change. I found out you can have what they call a silent heartburn.

    Hope the above is of help....... good luck with the scan, and let us know how you got on.


  • Thank you budgies mum , very good advise will let you know how things go

  • I had terrible acid reflux which was down to alcohol.I,m an alcoholic,been dry 18years now but still use Gaviscon every day.I don,t think my emphysema(severe)has made it any worse.Good luck.D.

  • Thank you Farmer

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