Hi everyone. A little over a week ago I started burping hundreds of times a day (no exaggeration). Starting within 15 minutes of getting up. That went on for two days before I started OTC generic prilosec, next day started coughing. Sometimes dry, scratchy cough, other times what feels like a lot of sinus drainage collecting in my throat. And I have that lump-in-the-throat feeling. Food doesn't go down as easily as it should. NO pain. No odd taste or smell when I burp at first, but now sometimes when I burp I'm thinking it might have a slight taste. After I burp a lot in a row, sometimes it feels "warm" in my throat, but I wouldn't call it burning. Don't burp up food (although sometimes when I drink water and I burp afterwards, it feel like I might be burping up a little water). Sometimes I have this gurgling feeling in my throat.
I was on the OTC prilosec for about three days, went off one day, then went to the doctor the next He's trying me on Nexium for ten days and if it doesn't help, off to the gastro. He looked in my throat, pushed and poked on my abdomen, felt my neck. Again, no pain. Felt the cough was from acid reflux.
Since starting on the Nexium the burping has been better, although sometimes my stomach feels a little "weird." But the coughing is worse and driving me crazy. I know you can have a dry cough with acid reflux, but I'm wondering since the cough is getting worse and the burping is getting better could the cough be from something else. I've had this before without the burping and always thought it was sinus drainage.
Both the coughing and the burping (especially the burping) get better when I lie down, so at least I can sleep.
With the wide range of experiences here, does anyone feel like the cough could be something else, such as sinus drainage? Any suggestions on what I can do that might help right now?
Thanks for your insight!!