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Have burning throat, sore throat, yeast infection, dizziness, gargling stomach. Indicators of?

I am 46 yrs old 6,0 185, have been a beer drinker no heavy alcohol but beer 4-5 times a week and dont take any meds eat alot of fried foods and take out went to the doc couple of weeks ago for a lump feeling in throat something stuck in throat below adam apple and burning in throat, sore throat when i swallow or take deep breaths it has been uncomfortable for a few months , beer , mint gum , seem to make feel a little better although have not had either in couple weeks. taking prilosec and nystatin for thrush or possible yeast infection burning in throat not as bad but lump in throat feels bigger and does not go away other syptoms are very gargling stomach , pain behind left eye,when i bend over feels like i will puke and burp everytime i stand up, occassional dizziness , pain between shoulders, and a sense that i need to urinate often. gave up coffee and beer when i started taking meds and trying to stick with a fruit and vegy diet and grilled chicken only water to drink, dont know if that has made other syptoms noticeable please help
Asked On : Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Aug 2013
hello and welcome to HCM,

I have understood your concern regarding your throat problem and the feeling of lump in your throat.

You are already in the right track when you have reduced the intake of junk food and sticking to more vegetables.

You are in all probability suffering from reflux disease which is commiserate to all the findings you have described. This is a problem of lifestyle and diet which is fairly common and amenable top treatment.

However you must realize that medications in this treatment will only partially relieve the symptoms while more important is the diet change and lifestyle modifications.

I would usually start my patients on tablet pantoprazole-domperidome twice daily before food for two weeks along with an antacid syrup thrice daily after food for two weeks. Your doctor will know about these.

The lifestyle and diet modifications which you have already partially started include:
- Avoid spicy, oily and high flavored food
- Take lots of green leafy vegetables
- Avoid caffeine, alcohol
-Avoid lying down immediately after having a meal
- Maintain an ideal weight and do regular exercise for the same

You must note that the medications will give you immediate temporary relief but cannot maintain a long term relief while the diet and lifestyle modifications will give you a delayed but long term and permanent relief.

take care and get well soon
If your symptoms persists then get an upper GI endoscopy done and get back to me with the reports


Dr Sriram Nathan
Answered: Fri, 6 Sep 2013
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