Diagnosis: Unexpected 😲😕

 

During the first week of this year I came down with the worst sinus infection I’ve ever had, with the worst headache ever as well. For four days I suffered with that and for the next two weeks I was just tired; no other symptoms really. I guess I had some variety of the flu but not the full-blown version. Which was good.

However, a day or two after I started to feel better I also started to feel a sensation like a lump in my throat, and some serious post nasal drip.  There was no pain at all just an annoying discomfort. Then it went away after a few days, but then it came back. 😳😞  along with throat clearing, and more post nasal drip. Uggggh.

Finally, I decided to make an appointment with an ENT physician because surely my sinuses were acting up again.

The visit was typical, except I didn’t get weighed so I couldn’t show off my new weight loss….. haha!  The doctor checked my ears, nose and looked into my mouth.  All looked clear. Then he said “I need to do a nose scope that has a little light at the end so I  can see your lower throat.” 😳   I must have looked alarmed because then he said, “Don’t worry, I perform this procedure on children all the time and they are fine.”  Was that supposed to make me feel better?🧐  I immediately tried to remember what it felt like to bust out laughing while drinking milk and it come flying out of your nose. Was that what it would feel like?? 

I was sitting there and an Med Tech brought on this long snake-like gadget. Again, my face told the story.   She said, “It’s not as bad as it looks.”  She left the room, and I was like, “Yeah, right.”

Anyway, the Doc came back and gloves up, then wiggled this tube up my nose and down my throat. Hmmm… not bad at all. Within seconds he was done…(and probably billed my insurance $500 for those few seconds).

Diagnosis:  SILENT REFLUX

WHAT’S THAT?

Well, apparently it’s acid reflux without the acid; so no burning.  I Googled it of course and all the symptoms I had were that of Silent Reflux.

I went home with a prescription for Prilosec to take for two weeks. I hope this is my fix.

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However, I read there are things I should do:

-Eat smaller portions

-Don’t eat a lot right before bed

-Sleep with head elevated  bit

-Exercise

-Eat healthy

…and some other things… basically what I thought I was doing for the past couple of years.

Here are some links if you want to know more about Silent Reflux.

What is silent reflux and what can I do about it?

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (Silent Reflux)

Well, that’s it!  Just a bit of information for you in case you want to know, and even if you don’t. 😎

Peace and Love!

 

P.S.  I am not a physician, or any other person in the medical profession.  I have merely shared my experience.  If you are sick go to the doctor, don’t use this post over anything I say as your source of diagnosis. 😕

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