Hi, I know many of you have complained of sinus problems, or post-nasal drip (PND), especially those diagnosed with laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). Some recently, apparently corresponding to the LPR; others all your lives or darn close (like me). I'm wondering about another theory; see if you are somewhat like me.
I have always been sinus-sensitive, if you will. I have allergies on top of just plain almost always feeling alot of congestion/drip, just like my dad. My ear-nose-throat doctor saw the congestion I had when diagnosing me with reflux problems. He gave me Rhinocourt, which has really cleared up the congestion.
However, often I feel as if liquid or goo is all over my throat - just like my normal "PND" feelings. Only now I am confused as to whether it is really PND, or acid from my gut! I burp so much and feel worse in the throat and gut after burping alot, that I just assume alot of it is actually goo from the gut! But I don't know.
I have alot of stomach problems since this alleged GERD/LPR diagnosis. I do have gastroparesis - that I can say with certainty. However, it's not more than mild (no vomiting!) and I also burn and just bloat and sometimes hurt alot. This is usually, again, accompanied by the burping and throat and sinus-like symptoms.
Could it be possible that the PND is working overtime trying to soothe my throat, but as a result is dripping/swallowed into my stomach and irritating an already-bad stomach? Thus continuing a vicious cycle?
I notice when I've been "sick" over my life - flu, upper respiratory, etc. - that I have PND heavily and it definitely goes in my stomach. Sometimes it's so bad I feel nauseous from it, but I know I'm not stomach-sick.
So, I'm starting to wonder if the PND is feeding my stomach problems which is feeding my throat problems and so on!