Hi, I am new here. I have been reading all the interesting cases. I have had problems with my throat for a few years, eventually refereed to ear, nose and throat specialist . I have has several test, camera in the stomache , breath tube test, I wore a monitor for 24 hours. I am waiting to see another consultant. I have constant reflux, very embarrassing all the coughing and the mucus that follows. I have voice problems now. Some days I can not speak, voice is very hoarse at times, words just fall away half way through a conversation. Trying different medication. Taking gaviscon advance at night. Dentist given me a special toothpaste to use at night. I am 67 years old. I have had arthritis from my teens. Some doctors have said the medication naproxen given to me for arthritis could be responsible for my reflux problems as it scares the stomache . I wonder if the other symptoms I have are related to reflux. Feeling bloated after a small meal, pains under my ribs. Breathless when bending over. I changed to decafe coffee. Cut down on some fruit, cut out whole meal bread. Doing a advised.
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