Yes, acid fumes was the actual diagnosis as previous endoscopies only showed just a slight irritation in the same spot you mentioned above. The ENT says the fumes can come at any time, even during sleep. This is one reason why LPR is called “silent reflux” as the fumes do not give heartburn, or food refluxed into the mouth, etc. Tends to show up as sinus congestion, post-nasal drip, and eventually the throat mucus as this is the only thing the body has to try to protect the the sinus/larynx/pharynx against the acid fumes. This fits well with Norm’s theory about bacteria giving off gases vs. the stomach creating too much acid. This would also explain your feelings of coughing and lungs. Sadly, now that my post-nasal drip, sinus congestion and throat mucus has greatly lessened, I am getting a sore “interior” throat for the first time (probably due to the lack of protection from the mucus).
Reply To: Fast Tract Users UpdatesJaeme2014-03-15T20:37:29-04:00