U will want to avoid alcohol, carbonated bevs, spicy, greasy and acidic foods...chocolate is something that adds to reflux , but once under control I do eat pizza and have a soda, but I take a OTC med b4 I eat to help control the excess acid from the food....
I agree with Selma, especially regarding raising the head of your bed about six inches. Don't use those wedge pillows, you will defeat the effect during sleep. I had to have a surgery called a Nissen Fundoplication that worked very well, but I totally avoid foods like sodas and pizza.
I went to an ENT because I had two days of unusually severe laryngitis.
I'd seen him three years ago for an unrelated throat infection,
and apparently my voicebox was swollen back then -- although he didn't
mention it at the time.
I've given up chocolate completely since the diagnosis -- and the symptoms
haven't changed a bit (I know it probably takes a long time).
I think I will see a gastroenterologist if I want to pursue this at all.
I appreciate your response!
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