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Posted on Tue, 1 Jan 2019 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: Hi, i have been experiencing several issues which i have no idea if one has to do with he other. 1) Difficulty swallowing and sometimes breathing. 2) dizziness 3) extreme fatigue 4) my ears constantly ring 5) I cough more after i eat and its usually a dry cough but sometimes thick-ish mucus (clear) 6) I have to open my mouth and move my jaw around to get relief sometimes Sometimes my hands get weak but i don't know if thats just from being nervous. Sometimes i get really bad headaches but they dont last long. and i think my glands are larger than normal around the neck area. I have a lot of trouble sleeping. and my neck is constantly stiff.

I have recently had my adenoids and tonsils removed because i had chronic tonsillitis. I don't know if that has anything to do with it (i'm all healed now though, the operation was 4 months ago)
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Laryngopharyngeal reflux and paraspinal muscle spasm...

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for posting the query. I have understood your problems and I will try my best to help you.

1. You seem to be having post-surgical stress causing the acid reflux disease. When the acid regurgitates from the stomach into the throat, it burns the entire mucosal column. Following which there is the development of swelling in the area associated with acid burning. This swelling causes most of the symptoms described by you.

2. Secondly, I feel, you could be having paraspinal neck muscle spasm giving rise to a frequent headache, neck pain, and neck stiffness.

My suggestions to you are:
1. Consult an orthopedician to rule out paraspinal muscles spasm.
2. You would require proton pump inhibitors along with prokinetics for the reduction of acid reflux disease.
3. Drink frequent sips of warm water.
4. Avoid stress, excess chilled food, and beverages, coffee, and tea for a few days.

With the above measures, you would definitely feel better. Hope this answers your query: I will be available for the follow-up queries.

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Dr. Naveen Kumar N.
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
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