Heartburn from Sinus Infection?
I have had a sinus infection for the past 4 days. I finally got meds yesterday and they are starting to work. I feel better today than I have the entire time. At the beginning, I was experiencing mild heartburn (which I've had before, but is not chronic). Over the next few days, it got worse. Once I swallow something, it immediately flares up and stings like heartburn. It started out only hurting when I would swallow things, now it hurts constantly. I have tried Tums, Pepto, Prilosec - nothing is working.
I had heard that post-nasal drip from a sinus infection can cause irritation in the esophagus and I'm wondering if maybe since the antibiotics are working, its draining more of that stuff in my nose and causing it to flare up more. Is that possible? And how can I get it to stop hurting? I haven't eaten anything legit in days.
Last edited by DaveD81; 08-26-2012 at 04:39 PM.