The something is happening to me,went to the doctor, no improvement i don't know what to do.
I'm replying to increase awareness about this issue, in the hopes that this will get to the right people capable of identifying the cure. I've had this problem for about 12 years now. Just like you, it started out with a cold. Once the cold left, I was left with this sensation of a lump in my throat and excess mucuos. I didn't even know what post nasal drip was at the time, but have since been able to determine that I indeed have post nasal drip, and LPR or silent acid reflux as well (yes they are connected.) The mucuos coats my mouth and throat constantly. The upper part of my esophogous feels constricted, and with all of this has come a case of halitosis because the mucous never stops; there is a faucet of mucous at the back of my throat for the bacteria to thrive on. The most heartbreaking aspect of all of this, is that I have unintentionally and unknowingly passed this condition on, including confirmed silent reflux, to other people close to me.
These occurences have led me to the conclusion that whatever we have is caused by some type contagion or infection. I've been researching as much as possible and have found this study that shows that acid reflux symptoms can be caused by infectious protozoa:
Evidence of a Link Between Acid Reflux, Colitis, and Protozoa
Since I don't have affordable access to quality healthcare, and certainly not research doctors at this time, I've been left to try different over-the-counter remedies of all kinds including expensive mouthwashes, neti pot rinses, and all kinds of herbs in an attempt to alleviate this condition. The only thing that gave me any relief was enteric-coated oil of oregano - a natural antiviral. I ran out of it before its job was done, and now it has no affect (yet another reason why I think this is caused by a contagion).
I'd love to be able to have a test done to find out to find out if the cause is a virus, bacteria, fungus, protozoa, or other. Until then I am sorry I can't give you the answer you are looking for. You will hear alot of "just watch what you eat and stay away from acidic foods." This will help alleviate the symptoms for some people, but I am looking for a cure, and I'm sure you are too. By the way, one of the current forerunners in silent relux research, Jaime Kaufman, has found that reflux sufferers have excess pepsin in their esophogus. This is why the acidic foods cause a problem - because they activate the pepsin there. But why is there excess pepsin there? Dr. Kaufman doesn't have that answer - she is trying to sell a cookbook.
I hope this has helped. There are alot of us suffering with this. Together we will find the answer soon. And if there are any microbiologists out there willing to help, please contact me.
OK, I've posted a similar reply to other posting but this is what I've found -
I’ve been there – done that for many years. I’ve seen 4 different doctors without any positive results and tried MANY - MANY Rx’s. I’ve been tested for allergies, asthma and GERD and I’m not a smoker. I not knocking the medical community but they seem to have tunnel vision when it comes to this condition. With the help of some on-line postings and some research, I’ve come upon some promising results.
Antibiotics seem to be a common denominator. When a doctor prescribes an antibiotic it kills all the bacteria [good and bad] in your system – this is good when you are ill since it eliminates what was making you ill. However the elimination of the good bacteria has consequences. [Please note that I’m not a medical professional so my descriptions/explanations may not be stated well but this is what I’ve pieced together with some research] There is a relationship in the body between mucus and good bacteria. If the good bacteria are not adequate, the body produces mucus as protection.
With my condition, I separated it to a mucus problem and a post-nasal drip problem. First the mucus - Probiotics are designed to replace the good bacteria. They are not new and have been around for a long time and there is a lot of information available on them – doing your own research is recommended. In my case, I’ve been prescribed antibiotics many times over the years but never replaced the good bacteria. So I started with a low dose of Probiotic and worked up. [I was taking 3 capsules 2X daily and then backed off] This has reduced the mucus in my throat a lot – maybe 80% or more. [I’m reluctant to say that I’m cured]
Next the post-nasal drip. This is still a work in progress. Over-the-counter decongestants aren’t a solution for me – Sudafed-like compounds mess with my blood pressure but I still use Flonase. So thanks to another on-line posting, I use lemon water to cut any drip. The best addition has been the use of Quercetin [a supplement which is an natural anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine] So far, so good! It seems to be working.
I hope this information works. Good luck.
had this problem for over 4 years now and the sad thing is i think i passed it to my 2 kids i had in those 4 years.they have sticky saliva and it flares up when they cry for a while. its always there at the back of my throat and i'm contanstly trying to push it down, at times i've actually thrown up but its a struggle as it's really sticky and doens'nt come away. when my kids one flares up my 3 year old get bubbly saliva and is always swallowing the saliva more often than usual. he actually got right now and he's got more watery saliva. doctors said they cant see anything wrong with us even my 1 year old has its sooo sad i dont know whta to do :( pls help if any of you what it is or even called
thanx in advance
have been going through all that mucus gunk yuk!! never ending, always been into alternative medicine, etc juicing.
Have been making up a concoction of Garlic, Ginger, BLACKSTRAP Mollasses, Honey, lemon, water, knowing how good all the above are, so i decided to experiment.
Its working hallelujah
Dont use cheap CH!!!??? Garlic pay the price for the decent stuff
Anyhow this is my recent receipy. best to do at night to leave overnight.
500 grams Garlic and almost the same with the Ginger, peel, chop, put in stainless steel pot, cover it with water,boil, turn down, down, simmer real low for awhile. turn off.
Before it gets cold take out the Garlic and Ginger strain it not to waste any juice because you need to juice it the best way you can, ( i have a Gear Juicer excellent piece of equiptment that i use for juicing) anyway moving on add mollasses to the liquid, about 4 tablespoons, honey to your taste, i tend to have mine bland can always add extra later
Lemons while cold (22) squeeze it all into mixture,minus pips,stir it all well strain and pour into bottles should get about 3 to 4 bottles depending on the amount of water added to it all.
Take a Large cup pour mixture, in top up with warm water, drink morning and night whenever you want to , you will cough and spit it out yuk!??? eventually, hallelujah
Also remember to shake the bottle before taking mixture as all the best stuff sinks to the bottom
Check this man out : Joel Wallach. and another one of his sights youngevity. com
can watch him on U Tube " Awesome" Bless you all Marlene
Mucus and gunk yuk! has ceased taking the above Garlic, ginger, Honey, lemon,this is by adding one of Joel Wallah Concoctions,tangy tangerine to it which has Antioxidants, Probiotics, Amino acid,Essential C- factors and more. lovely to take together i feel alot better. to save all this time and effort whilst doing this, found out i had and under active thyroid. Go on to Joel Wallach Sight,. watch him on u tube, on the top right corner you can do a test.( i would buy the starter kit which has the tangy tangarine, add Selenium, and add Ocean Gold which is for the thyroid im sure this will clear it all up) in the meantime try this: 1 Cinnamon,1Lemon, grated Ginger,1clove garlic 1Honey,
Backstrap mollasses to taste, Herb tea bag, brewed fresh daily is very good first thing in the morning in a Large mug . Bless you Marlene
This Sounds too simple and easy. "SinusWars2" I keep it in mind to help others
Bless you Marlene
SO SORRY YOU ARE HAVING THIS PROBLEM...I TOO, HAVE BEEN FIGHTING THIS PROBLEM FOR OVER 30 YRS... AND RECENTLY I FIGURED OUT ON MY OWN THAT BY USING THE VAPORIZER IN MY BEDROOM HAS HELPED ME SO MUCH...I HAVE ALSO HAD MANY TEST DONE OVER THE YRS & NO ONE HAS FIGURED IT OUT...I DO BELIEVED THAT THE ACID REFLUX & THE SINUSES OUR ALL CONNECTED ... BECAUSE EVERYONE YOU TALK TO ABOUT THIS IS HAVING SAME SYMPTOMS.... HOPE THIS HELPS YOU, & GOD BLESS ... ( GET A VAPORIZER )