I have a problem recently with excess saliva and swallowing. I feel like I have to swallow often almost nonstop. This problem sometimes doesn`t bother me as much when lying down. I went to throat doctor with no problems. Also I had an endoscope 2 weeks ago and was diagnosed with mild "GERD." Would this cause this problem??
I also have moderate Ulcerative Colitis(don`t think it`s related) I`m taking Asacol and it`s not too bad now.
I live in Japan and while my care is excellent, it`s sometimes difficult to talk to my doctor. I`m taking Rabeprazole 10mg but the recommended dosage is 20mg in the US. I`m tall and weigh more than the average Japanese person, though I`m not fat. I`ve been taking it for about 3 weeks and I still have the saliva problem but it seems a little better.
I also have allergies and am wondering if I should see an allergist about this problem, the saliva.