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Thursday, July 10, 2008 Jillian Hinkson, Community Member, asks

Q: What I thought was a post nasal drip turned out to be acid reflux.

On examination of my flu type symptoms over the years I have noticed that I get the usual body aches, light fever, sore throat but on most occasions the coughing is terrible.  Nothing seemed to help.  I have every possible cough mixture but very little relief.  I went to the doctor yesterday because I had flu type sysptoms with terrible coughing in the past 2 months.  After examining me he basically told me that he ws going to treat me for acid reflux.  Can acid reflux be the real cause of my distress? How long do I have to be on medication?  He explained that intermittent treatment may not be enough.  I don't think I have a bad cse of acid reflux but I really am in disbelief.

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kellyjoy, Community Member
9/30/08 12:01pm

I have just read your article about post nasal drip.  I have had a cold for 3 weeks and the doctor put me on antibioltics which has not helped.  I have noticed on the days I stick to a proper diet I am o.k. but when I eat things like chocolate, bread, biscuits I get acid reflux and the post nasal drip.

 

My doctor didn't seem interested.

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Liz, Community Member
10/17/09 9:45am

I too have had a caugh for like 3 weeks now.. and im starting to worry... but  never any fever or any body aches... just that post nasal drip , at times constantly having to clear my throat ... but other times Im fine , I feel sometimes like I can't catch my breath.. like asthma ( but I don't have asthma). I recenlty got laid off and so no Insurance that is why Im waiting to see if it just passes.... I recently applied for that unitedhealthone insurance $97.00 a month .. I figured its better than having to pay full specialist visits... but will be going to see an ENT as soon as approved for it.  

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By Jillian Hinkson, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/17/12, First Published: 07/10/08