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Possible GERD?

For the past two days I have been experiencing weird uncomfortable symptoms. It started off with me feeling like I was a little bit short of breath. The next morning I woke up with a sore throat but as I got up it went away. I starting having this ticking feeling in my chest and sometimes I would get a sensation of a lump in chest/throat. I find myslef coughing and clearing my throat a lot. I already saw a doctor but at the time my only symptom was shortness of breath and they checked my lungs witch was fine. I tried taking tums but didn't really help much. Does this sound like GERD?? Please help.
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620923 tn?1452919248

  Hi Sharksfan, it sounds like it could be LPR....also known as Silent reflux....not everyone has heart burn with this, but the lump in the throat, clearing the throat are symptoms....
When there are symptoms, they include:
Mild hoarseness.
Sensation of a lump in the throat.
Need to clear the throat.
Sensation of mucous sticking in the throat and/or post-nasal drip.
Chronic cough.
Difficulty swallowing.
Sore throat.
Red, swollen, or irritated voice box.

Do see your Dr and try a GI Dr to get DX and right course of treatment for you.

Keep us posted with your progress and what you find out.
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