Need help dealing with reflux and trouble swallowing.
I was diagnosed with severe acid reflux 2 months ago. My doctor prescribed Prevacid, which I took for 3 days. The first 2 days it worked ok, but on day 3, I felt awful - horrible globus sensation in my throat that made me feel like I was about to drown in phlegm. I told the doctor & he suggested going off it for a couple of days, which I did. I took the medicine again and the same thing happened. So I stopped taking it and went back to taking Prilosec OTC.
I've reduced my diet to soup and oatmeal and nothing is taking away the feeling of constriction in my throat and esophagus. Today, I tried to eat some fruit (blueberries & raspberries) and apple sauce for breakfast and I just could barely choke it down. And every time after I eat, my throat is sore and/or I feel like something is pushing at the base of my throat (this happened to me last night when I went to a party and had nothing to eat but water - no alcohol, no hor d'oeuvres, not even a cookie).
I've been crying on and off all day today because I feel like I've tried multiple remedies - medicinal and natural - and nothing seems to work. I'm depressed all the time because I'm at the end of my rope and don't know what to do. I've been to 4 doctors - 1 gastro, 2 ENTs and 1 allergist - and they all tell me something different: it's reflux, it's gastritis, it's allergies! GAH.
Can someone please give advice? I've spent so much money on tests and meds and still nothing is working :-/