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Have you seen a gastroenterologist so far?
Any history of hypertension?
Are you taking any medicines?
Sore throat,throat irritation?
heartburn at night, no nausea, no abdominal pain, very little booze, 1 beer a week, did see gastro, waiting for apointment at the hospotal to have a lpok with a camera. sometimes sore throat in the am, mild hypertension, a bot overweoght. taking nexium 40mg
Hi,Thanks for providing more information.
As per your description,you are going in right path for further diagnosis.
GERD can be a possible cause in your case for chronic cough.
And further upper GI scopy should be done in your case.
Other possible potential differential diagnosis may include Sinusitis(as you have cough,stuffy nose,sore throat,post nasal drip).
Laryngopharyngeal reflux disease.
So you can try steam inhalation and saline gargles.
Also add Zantac 150 mg twice a day alonwith Nexium.
Avoid eating meals just before your bedtime.
Take OTC Claritin.
And make an appointment with a gastroenterologist again.
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Im booked for an upper gi scopy.
I will follow your advice.
Thanks for the follow-up.
Yes,you need to undergo Upper GI scopy,X-ray of para nasal sinuses for further diagnosis.