I constantly have clear phlegm in my throat and have to clear my throat all the time. I can be talking and suddenly my voice is muffled and I need to clear my throat a few times - it's embarrassing! When I went in about 5 years ago about this, my GP sent me to a specialist. The specialist put me on Priolsec OTC for acid reflux even though I do not have any heartburn or other symptoms of GERD. He kept changing the doses and what time of day I should take it and even added an additional acid reducer also but my symptoms didn't go away. I stopped taking the meds after many doctor visits and I have just been living with this ever since.
The last few years, I have become prone to sinus infections after a cold and my GP has told me to use the NetiPot every day. If I get sinus headaches or think I have an infection he suggests using Clariton and increase the NetiPot to 3 times a day until the symptoms go away (he won't prescribe antibiotics anymore). I have never been diagnosed with allergies or asthma - just sinus issues after seasonal colds and occasional sinus pressure. Could the constant phlegm and muffled voice be something due to my sinus issues rather than acid reflux?