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Old 05-13-2011, 09:57 PM   #1
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Thick mucus in throat driving me crazy:(

Ok..I've had this problem 4yrs& no help.it gets very old &depressing. Constant very thick mucus in throat that seems more from stomach than nasal..been to ENT & gastroenterologist & dx w hiatal hernia& acid reflux,with treatment being protonix,nexium,prilosec....u name it. Nothn evr helps( surely someone knows of something more. I've wondered if I should go to a different kind of dr &if something else could be wrong with me. Like some type of yeast in my body. I'm at my wits end any suggestions as to type dr I need??

 
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Re: Thick mucus in throat driving me crazy:(

I think you're going to the right ones. With LPR I've read and heard that it can take a long time to receive any relief, even once on medications; which is a real bummer. However, 4 years is a long time. Maybe you should have then try you on some new meds? Sometimes it actually takes a mixture of three medications to make a difference!

 
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:03 AM   #3
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Re: Thick mucus in throat driving me crazy:(

Thanks so much for your reply. It helps just to know someone is out there listening! Bc like I said,this has about got the best of me! So do u have any idea what med combinations are helpful? I know peope are all different,but it's so discouraging with drs around here..it's just try this try that..&never an ounce of relief!..&is a horrible taste in mouth normal with this??

 
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Re: Thick mucus in throat driving me crazy:(

I have the same issue. Get some Mucinex the REGULAR not decongestant and take when needed. It really helps. I have beeon on Prilosec for 4 years and mucin ex for about 7 months and so far doing OK. Best of luck

Mucus is just part of having gerd

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Re: Thick mucus in throat driving me crazy:(

Hello, I was prescribed (SUDAFED) by a very good ENT Specialist in England. I was suffering from awful Catarrh in my nose and throat, so thick like I could nearly choke trying to swallow. I think Mucus or Cataarh are very similar and you may find this helpful, if its available in your country. I have Gerd/ Hiatal Hernia and Diverticulitis. I don't take PPIs as I don't want to go down that road. I stick with a healthy Diet and ALOE VERA. I wish you all the best, Solofelix.

 
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Re: Thick mucus in throat driving me crazy:(

One of the more common mixtures is the dexilant 60mg twice a day with 1 rantinidine 150mg once a day. I take all my meds in the morning but I am still having serious issues so I am seeing an ENT this Tuesday, (what joy!) I've been on prilosec, protonix, and zantac all together before when my GERD was really bad, I did not have LPR symptoms then. Just trial and error really. Are these your only symptoms because normally an ENT can gauge what medications to dose you on depending on the stage of your illness with this.

 
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Re: Thick mucus in throat driving me crazy:(

Hy, worrywartmom, I wish you all the best for Tues. Hope you get some answer to your health problems. ( Hope all of us do ) at some stage.
Take Care and keep us updated. Solofelix.

 
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Re: Thick mucus in throat driving me crazy:(

Hi I to have had problems for 2 1/2 years. muscus, coughing, breathing problems, hoarsness. Ent told me my vocal cords were very red and inflamed, started using nexium (still on it) and naxonex (whichI have stopped). Think my problems is more acid reflux. Went back 8 weeks later after starting on these, and vocal cords were a bit better, went back a year later and much much better. Anyway just don't give up. My syptoms are so much less finally. Is it just the mucus or other syptoms too?
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Re: Thick mucus in throat driving me crazy:(

Thanks to all of u..those type meds are something I've tried as well. I have taking the plain mucinex & it did help some,but all of this has been trial & error basically & not alot of difference..As far as sudafed,can no longer get it here. With my problems with this, I always have a horrible taste in my mouth,which drives me crazy!! This is a huge reason for my insecurities do you all have that problem too?& what do u do? Thank u all again!!

 
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Re: Thick mucus in throat driving me crazy:(

I worry all the time. I try to push stuff to the back of my mind and be thankful for everyday I am blessed with. I do get down days though, all of us do I'm sure. Just try and not worry and stress. You need a different medication mixture for sure, if what you had been taking has not helped. Just the main thing is to try and stay positive through all of this, there is really nothing you can do to change what has happened but living the right way can improve everything for you. Good luck! :-) I'm going to my first ENT appt. tommorow, ever and I am scared to death! Still trying to stay positive though.

 
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Re: Thick mucus in throat driving me crazy:(

Well thanks everyone so much & I'd love to hear what the ENT has to say to u. I know its very stressful goin to a different dr. The unknown is a scary thing.

 
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Re: Thick mucus in throat driving me crazy:(

He was a very nice ENT doctor. Very quick though. I will post on my other thread about it. I believe it is titled, "So anxious and worried..."

 
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Re: Thick mucus in throat driving me crazy:(

worrywartmom,
So pleased all went well.
Really want to know the details. Where is your other thread.
Thanks, Solofelix.

 
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Re: Thick mucus in throat driving me crazy:(

I'm looking for the other thread too & can't find it

 
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Re: Thick mucus in throat driving me crazy:(

Hi,mom2c&j, Just to let you know. I have found the latest update.
It's on the Acid Reflux/Gerd board, titled "So anxious and worried update" page 4. Solofelix.

 
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