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This is probably "Laryngopharyngeal Reflux" (LPR). It's a small amount of acid refluxing all the way up your esophogous and splashing your larynx. Most people with LPR will not get symptoms of heartburn, although that's typically associated with reflux.

LPR is a quality of life ruiner without treatment. Treatment is 2 doses of a Proton Pump Inhibibitor (PPI) every day. This is critically important. People with just heartburn get 1 dose a day. People with LPR must take 2 doses for relief. Examples of prescription Proton Pump Inhibitors are Nexium, Aciphex and Prevacid.

See an ENT and ask her to scope you. She will be looking for signs of a red and swollen larynx.

If it's LPR, it doesn't go away, but most people can manage it with PPIs.

I recommend that you do some independent research on search engines on the term "laryngopharyngeal reflux" and you can see for yourself how your symptoms match up. Many people only get 1 or 2 of the major symptoms, so if you don't, for instance, have the "Lump in the throat" symptom, you may still very well have LPR. I've had it for 4 years and my only symptom in chronic cough and hoarseness.
This is probably "Laryngopharyngeal Reflux" (LPR). It's a small amount of acid refluxing all the way up your esophogous and splashing your larynx. Most people with LPR will not get symptoms of heartburn, although that's typically associated with reflux.

LPR is a quality of life ruiner without treatment. Treatment is 2 doses of a Proton Pump Inhibibitor (PPI) every day. This is critically important. People with just heartburn get 1 dose a day. People with LPR must take 2 doses for relief. Examples of prescription Proton Pump Inhibitors are Nexium, Aciphex and Prevacid.

See an ENT and ask her to scope you. She will be looking for signs of a red and swollen larynx.

If it's LPR, it doesn't go away, but most people can manage it with PPIs.

I recommend that you do some independent research on search engines on the term "laryngopharyngeal reflux" and you can see for yourself how your symptoms match up. Many people only get 1 or 2 of the major symptoms, so if you don't, for instance, have the "Lump in the throat" symptom, you may still very well have LPR. I've had it for 4 years and my only symptom in chronic cough and hoarseness. ALso visit the acid reflux message board here at healthboards. Half the posters have LPR>