Re: A last point of view for the time being: LPR being recently revised as red herri
Hello Seeking Sunrise, I hope you are still doing much better and taking your own course. I am also dissapointed with and suspicious of what is offered in the medical world for 'this,' which could be a constellation of things that some experience and some don't, that don't simply fit the story of reflux and attendant whys and wherefores that make it LPR and not GERD. And patient reporting is a factor. I think of all the times I used to chain smoke and spit, take another sip of whiskey and rinse, repeat, on my back deck... even as the "LPR" began (and the globus did not start until a week into taking Prevacid!), I found a lot of relief.... days of relief getting the spiciest vindaloo I could find, the burning slide down my gullet was heaven. No prob! Still do occasionally but not right now, it's a sensitive time. It's as if I have to time the next drink of water, question, 'is today the day I'm experimenting with bitters before and during meals?' no this no that..... etc etc.. off Nexium again and would rather feel properly nourished and other chemistry not so messed with AND have to wrassle this other ways.
But anyway, I have been for the past few days putting in a lot of time with the 'don't clear my throat' thing. I tell myself I THINK I feel a *little* something in there, but naww it aint much. I'll recite a poem or talk to myself, happy to hear my voice is not really that froggy. I swallow, I do everythig I can to not compress my epiglottis down, I guess like sticking a pot lid on then turning the heart up high for maximum pressure hack.
One idea I read somewhere is that it becomes a tic and tics can create their own worlds that give them, right on time, what they are looking for, the little junkies. Meaning phlegm -- from hacking and horking. and the surfaces get irritated and the otherwise ok protected tissue gets into a debt place and has become a project.
Just a thought and also one that taps into what happens with nerves wrapped all around the area too. Maybe most people avoid some kind of trama that often kicks this off for us (for me it was paroxisms hugging the toilet one night after eating some bad turkey burger -- that kind of gurgling, pressure, hacking, swallowing whith a moment's break.... so yeah some places in my throat got a bit of an acid wash, a barf etching. Three days later I was having coughing fits -- those were the irritated vocal folds. That was over with pretty soon.... after a week I was fine again, but I knew that eating was not going to be as free and easy at it had been, I just had a feelikng.
And sure enough a week later I was kind gagging a little at times when I was eating, and I (key point) wasn't sure if what had gone down had any bearing in the matter. Was it more like some overal trauma to the whole shooting match? And with that possibly some irritation in throat from throwing up? But I was quickly to the health food store to get lotsa supps for digestion.... I stopped eating wheat, lost weight, stopped farting so much, started eating better in general, and the gaggy thing more or less went away.
The I took Prevacid and got globus!!!! THE END