I get extremely bad reflux and choke during the night and also daytime. When I choke and end up in a coughing fit, it then feels like my throat is going into a spasm which makes me panic. I'm not coping at all and I'm popping diazepam like smarties to calm down.
I'm already taking 80 - 120 mg esomeprazole daily for the reflux and I'm drinking Gaviscon Advance like water. I'm also taking Donperidone before meals to help open stomach (or something to that effect). I'm sleeping with 8 pillows at night.
My throat is always very sore and red.
Can anyone give me advice because my rheumatologist said she's never come across it in lupus so doesn't think it's lupus?
Once I'm in the heat on the choking/coughing I get tingling over my head which I know is the cerebral vasculitis because my old consultant told me and my hubby this but he's now left and this new consultant looks at me like I've gone mad. I'm really struggling to cope.
Any advice please.