Can you tell if you are refluxing?
Please bear with me on the long note! I'm a kind of nervous person and tend to go to alot of detail in desperation!
I know I’ve asked about burping before. This is related, especially since I keep seeing LPRD referred to as “silent” reflux. I didn’t think much of that vernacular name, until today reading an article. Apparently, “silent” means you can’t tell it’s happening.
So, does that mean purely GERD people FEEL reflux, at least sometimes? And LPRD people do not usually?
I’m very perplexed about my “burping”. I’m not sure it’s a burp (basically I have NEVER been a burper – I think I’ve done genuine burps of the disgusting kind maybe as many times as I have fingers in my life), but it’s something odd. As a result of almost never truly full-thrust burping that'd disgust anyone, I always called what I now experience way too much as “throat-burping”.
What I mean is that it feels like something is pushed open down near my stomach. Then a gentle ripple from gut to throat. Topped off with the feeling of something popping open in my throat. Each happens very quickly, of course. All this basically happens “privately”, very “silent”, if you will, because it isn’t apparent to the public, only to me.
Often now I feel only the top portion popping open. This happens almost constantly – every day countless times these “poppings” are happening. It is very different from pre-Feb (doomsday for me), where maybe I’d do this once a day.
So, I keep wondering – is this the LES AND UES opening on me?
Does anyone ever feel this?
Is this what is meant by “non-silent” reflux (i.e., I can tell something’s happening, probably reflux – indeed, the more I “burp”, the worse I feel, throat and often stomach too).