Re: gerd-heavy sinus drainage
Hi, I have only recently been diagnosed by an ENT consultant as having acid reflux (although I am now waiting to see a gastro consultant and have scope down my throat).
To be honest I am not sure how long I have had the symptoms but my sinus drainage was certainly one of the first symptoms. In fact it included ear ache, sore throat, croaky voice etc etc. For a while doctors would just treat them as throat infections so I would get a course of anti-biotics and it would inevitably get better until the next time. This went on for a while until my doctor asked me how my stomach was. I basically said to him that it was fine. After his question, I realised that I do burp a lot and I mean a LOT!! This prompted him to prescribe me some PPIs and refer me to an ENT consultant. I did think he might have been leading me up the garden path and queried the likely hood that Acid reflux can cause all these symtoms (it just didn't seem logical to me) to which he replied "absolutely!".
Anyway upshot is that I went to an ENT and he commented on how much catahrr I had. Doubled my dose of PPI and suggested that I start using a sinus rinse.
I have had a burning sensation on and off for the last 3 months and to be honest I haven't noticed that great a difference with the PPI's which is why the ENT is referring me to a gastro, but to answer your question, YES, Acid reflux can cause sinus issues. I think it is due to the body reacting to the acid by producing mucous from both the sinuses and the throat.
Hope it works out for you.