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Saliva getting stuck in throat?

Hello everyone. I was diagnosed with LPR reflux a few years ago and it's been nothing but hell since. I have visited the ENT docs several times and all they do is prescribe me strong doses of PPIS to control the acid from going into my voice box/vocal chords. This seems to never work and my symptoms have been real;y debilitating in my life, especially the last two years the most. I even had a surgical biopsy to see if I had H pylori (strand of bacteria) in my stomach since a new ENT doctor was convinced this was the root to all my health issues and turns out he was wrong. I had no bacteria, but the tests just told me I had gastritis. My current symptoms include:

constant throat clearing
saliva feeling stuck in the top of my esophagus
constant dry, itchy cough (especially at night)
throat tightening randomly
just a really overall globus feeling all day

I asked if I even had throat cancer and they ruled that out...just do not want to take PPIS my whole life and they seem to not help so much regardless.

Any help or similar experience is appreciated. I find it so frustrating and costly to go to specialty doctors all the time like I've been. :(
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I have problem with swallowing pills and experience most of the symptoms you described.  Difficulty swallowing water as it tends to backup into my nose...same for constant saliva in my throat.  My voice got more hoarse (I do have reflux problem too). I awake in middle of the night with extremely dry mouth and coughing.  I am on several prescription meds and I learned that can cause the problem.  If you take meds this can bring it on after a few years...
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I've had the same thing!! And yes, it's mainly when I'm sitting (especially at an angle), and ESPECIALLY when I'm laying down.  Sometimes the little ''rice krispies''-like sound wakes me up in the middle of the night.  However, it doesn't happen when I'm breathing, it just RANDOMLY happens throughout different periods of the day...and it's NOT just after I've eaten something.  I don't get any heartburn, or other common symptoms that someone with acid reflux would get, so I'm baffled as to what this is.  I'm not a smoker, don't have troubles breathing, etc.  Ugh - soooo frustrating! Can anyone help me out there!
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