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Acid Reflux Related Symptom or something else?

I have digestive issues best categorized as IBS-C. I have a Gastro and have done recent colonoscopy and endoscopy.

I have acid reflux with cough and constant throat clearing. I believe it has progressed into my nose/sinuses. The inside of my nose is often irritated and mucous-y despite not being sick. It doesn’t ever go away.

My Gastro put me on prescription Pepcid and I take with dinner. Also taking meds for IBS-C.

I am overweight and beginning a prescription weight loss injection since I have been unable to lose weight on my own and I have other health issues associated with weight.

Anyway, thoughts on the recurring nasal irritation being related to reflux? Should I see an ENT instead of Gastro for this. I sound sick with cough and blowing nose even though I feel fine (just annoyed with my nose).

Side note, occasionally I get a sore bump inside the tip of one nostril. It never goes away but sometimes gets bigger/sore. I think it’s unrelated to acid except maybe exacerbated by it.

Welcome thoughts and any similar experiences.


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While it is hard to believe, acid reflux really can travel all the way up to your sinuses and nose!  You are right about this. I can't say for sure this is what is going on for you but definitely a possibility. It's been awhile since you posted this. Is there any improvement? How did the weight loss injections go? Are you still getting them? I had terrible reflux until I did lose weight. It made a difference. I hope this helps you. I take over the counter pepcid which is the same as you are taking but a lower dose. Definitely helps. Give me an update, I'd love to hear how you are doing.
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