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Old 06-23-2010, 06:04 PM   #3
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Re: Acid reflux and anxiety? Sinus and throat issues.

Originally Posted by janewhite1 View Post
Definitely possible. If the acid comes all the way up into the throat it can totally do that, it's called LPR. Because the throat is more sensitive to acid than the esophagus, you can get a sore throat from reflux WITHOUT getting heartburn!

Just to confuse matters, sinus problems can cause post-nasal drip, which can irritate the stomach and cause reflux.

So, the esophagus works both ways. Unfortunately.
Thanks for your response! Maybe I should just try taking Prilosec again to see if it would help. If it doesn't then no harm done, right? This is all too confusing. I've also heard that anxiety can cause acid reflux but acid reflux can cause anxiety, so who knows. Guess this is probably why it wouldn't be a bad idea to talk to my doctor. Not that he is going to be of any help on this.