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Gerd with sinus problems

Theresa30 Community Member August 30, 2007
  • I started out with sinus like problems my nose was stuffy, constant throat clearing feeling of suffacting and panic attacks the doc put me on three round of antobics and stomach med's prilosec. I stopped the med's after the doc said to 28 days later and everything was gone then 3-4 days later full force i ate a meal and starting regretating my food extreme heartburn, upset stomach and pain and diarehea. The doc put me back on the med's and told me to not take any NSDIADS anymore that I may have an ucler with acid reflux. So i took excedrin for the pain and ended up in the e.r that night for extreme chest pain and burning not able to breath and stomach pains. They increased my meds to 40 mg of prilosec and told me to f/u with my doc they did ultra sounds and x-rays said i had gastrisis.

     I went to my doc for a f/u they switched me to nexium and carafate switch a day went to gastro doc scheduled me an appt for an upper gi test tommorrow to find out whats going on with me. Now i can't eat without server upper chest discomformt and stomach swells up just frm little amount of food, i changed my diet no soda no motrin, i eat carrots water and bland foods baked potatoes boiled meats no fryed foods no greasy food and i still have really bad disconformt does anyone know does all this sound like something you've had so i know what i am dealing with. my neck hurts my sinus feels plugs congested right ear bothers me and backpain and upper stomach and chest tightness.

8 Comments
  • Denise
    May. 30, 2012
    Omg I feel like I wrote this story . This is me to a tee. Just left dr and I feel like s$$t and BC/BS won't approve my Protonix. I'm suffering so bad and my diet has to drastically change.
    • robichris
      May. 31, 2012

      Sorry if I sound naive but in UK with our NHS, we don't have this problem.

       

      Can't you ask your ins if there are any PPIs they will cover? If your dr prescribes it?

      But you can buy omeprazole OTC?

  • Anonymous
    Lorrie 69
    Jan. 28, 2008
    In response to Teresa30, I too suffer from GERD & have recently developed sinus problems that seems to be associated with the reflux. My neck has been hurting & my left ear is hurting & itching like crazy. My nose just runs a bit but I have this sinus type pressue & I have never suffered these problems before. To make matters worse, my lymph...
    RHMLucky777
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    In response to Teresa30, I too suffer from GERD & have recently developed sinus problems that seems to be associated with the reflux. My neck has been hurting & my left ear is hurting & itching like crazy. My nose just runs a bit but I have this sinus type pressue & I have never suffered these problems before. To make matters worse, my lymph nodes are swelling in various places such as under my arms and mostly around my neck & at back of head. My PCP is trying to figure out what's going on but has not as of yet. Did you find any answers?
    • Anonymous
      Doogy Howzer
      Jun. 20, 2009

      I started with sinus infections 3 & 1/2 years ago. Had a horrendous sinus surgery. Still more infections. Asthma, migraines, immune system problems. Didn't know what was causing any of these. My glands were always swollen. Then I started having so much stuff coming out of the back of my throat, I had to carry a spit cup around. Sores on the tongues too....

      RHMLucky777

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      I started with sinus infections 3 & 1/2 years ago. Had a horrendous sinus surgery. Still more infections. Asthma, migraines, immune system problems. Didn't know what was causing any of these. My glands were always swollen. Then I started having so much stuff coming out of the back of my throat, I had to carry a spit cup around. Sores on the tongues too. My ENT prescribed me "magic mouthwash" and chalked it off as a temporary problem. I am thinking this is the root of it all! Right now my plan is to address the GERD and see if the rest clears up.

    • Momof2
      Mar. 29, 2012

      For those of you who are suffering from reflux along with mouth scores, or fluid filled small blisters on parts of your body, this may be an autoimmune reactions and should get further testing done for celiac's disease.   Alot of doctors are not aware of the signs and symptoms of celiac disease or sensitivity.  Do some research...

      RHMLucky777

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      For those of you who are suffering from reflux along with mouth scores, or fluid filled small blisters on parts of your body, this may be an autoimmune reactions and should get further testing done for celiac's disease.   Alot of doctors are not aware of the signs and symptoms of celiac disease or sensitivity.  Do some research on autoimmune disorders and celiacs.    Good luck to all of you and so sorry to hear you are living daily with this pain.  

       

  • Anonymous
    Linda Hall
    Oct. 19, 2007

    Dear Theresa, yes dear I know all about this not fun at all for 8 long months now have been suffering going to my allergy dr., gastro dr. and ears,nose and throat dr.It's a terrible feeling you feel as though you are suffoicating and a panic attack, For awhile everything was working what they put me on started out with Pecid prescript. then some other meds....

    RHMLucky777

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    Dear Theresa, yes dear I know all about this not fun at all for 8 long months now have been suffering going to my allergy dr., gastro dr. and ears,nose and throat dr.It's a terrible feeling you feel as though you are suffoicating and a panic attack, For awhile everything was working what they put me on started out with Pecid prescript. then some other meds. in the same family as Nexium but found out nexium was the only one that did well for me.But the last 2 days have been horrible I took the Nexium ate my breakfast and within 45mins later I had the wad in my throat of mucus and you could see it like sheets in the back of my throat. And it took me about 2hours to get it cleared I took tums, and my other allergy meds. Atarax, and benadryl etc. But this time had a very hard time to clear my throat. Plus I get this feeling on the left side of my nose it feels stuffed and it feels like from the point of that place that is stuffed in my nose to down in my throat on the same side it is like one big sheet of mucus! And it is very hard to get rid of!! And yesterday it really scared me I guess my sinus's on the left side was really clogged that all of a sudden a rush of mucus came down out of the back of my throat and I thought I was going to choke there was so much of it. So as you can see for 8months have been stuggling with this mess. And it took me along time to believe that acid could go up into the sinus! Also like you I do alot of throat clearing after I eat it really at times makes my throat sore. So this monday it's back to the allergy dr. I think I have another sinus infect. started because of the acid etc. But I have always been pretty healthy but this year has been a nightmare for me, plus I have had the upper edenscopy done in which they found acid refux plus a stricture in my esphogus on top of everything. What a mess. And I wish I could offer you some solid help but as you can see all 3 of my dr.s have tried different things and they work for awhile then it comes back with vengence. With antibotics , predisones etc. But I want you to know you are not alone. If you feel like anwsering back please do so and I will anwser . Linda

    • Anonymous
      Jeanne in Minne...
      Jun. 26, 2009

      I have had the problems you describe.  I had a stroke, a bad cold, antibodics, ENTs, allergists, doctors, dentists. Everyone thinks I am ok and I will have to live with this.  Some things:  I have used the Neil Med rinse with the rinse and/or sea salt.  Astelin has been the best nasal spray for me. 

       

      I have used the medications...

      RHMLucky777

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      I have had the problems you describe.  I had a stroke, a bad cold, antibodics, ENTs, allergists, doctors, dentists. Everyone thinks I am ok and I will have to live with this.  Some things:  I have used the Neil Med rinse with the rinse and/or sea salt.  Astelin has been the best nasal spray for me. 

       

      I have used the medications for acid reflex for a few years and now a preprescription drug:  Astelin which has been better for me.

       

      The biggest issue--I think--is that I had cavities under crowns.  No one found that until I had another tooth pulled due to an infection and a fixed expensive bridge fell out.  I decided to have my teeth pulled (rather than posts) and have a denture for the top.  I have a replace bridge on the bottom.  The surgeon said there were cavities under the crowns.

       

      I do extremly better--even the family now likes me and I have more energy.  I do have problems with acid foods and I have learned how to eliminate and/or eat them earlier in the day.

       

      I recently started acupuncture.  We are working on my digestion issues and he recommended that I would begin using probiotic since I had been on antibodics several times.  This, I understand, gives my body to equalize the biotics in my body.  I have to watch foods, but I have continued to get better--see foods to watch under gerd articles.  Wishing you well.  Let me know if you come up with additional information that will also help me.

  • Linda Kay
    Sep. 02, 2007

    Theresa, I to have awful heartburn, right ear ache, stuffy nose and just a general sick feeling.  Yelck.  I have never had problems with heartburn until 2 or 3 months ago.  It is awful.  I am on nexium and can not tell it does a lot for me.  I wake in the morning and through the night with a burn in my throat near the adam's apple....

    RHMLucky777

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    Theresa, I to have awful heartburn, right ear ache, stuffy nose and just a general sick feeling.  Yelck.  I have never had problems with heartburn until 2 or 3 months ago.  It is awful.  I am on nexium and can not tell it does a lot for me.  I wake in the morning and through the night with a burn in my throat near the adam's apple. Lol.  I have gotten it so bad that even water hurts to swollow.  My question is how does it or does it get in the lungs.  I was told last week I have emphysema.  An ENT doc told my sister in law that it does get in the lungs and lots of people have to have lung transplants because they are not properly diagnosed until it is to late. 

     

    I can say that one time I got it so bad i thought I was dying.  Back pain, chest pain and pressure, bad taste in the mouth, and even fever. 

     

    Linda Nooner

    nooner@crosstel.net