For 10 years on and off I have had a granuloma on the larynx. Symptoms include tightness in the voice box, stabbing pain on speaking, and hoarseness. This had a bad effect socially and at work, when I would keep a low profile and reduce the occasions when I would need to talk. I had 3 operations in the first 5 years without success (it just came back) but a breakthrough came 4 years ago when my ENT specialist put me on lansoprazole, a PPI, believing that it was probably due to acid reflux (although I had no symptoms). The granuloma disappeared over the next 6 months.
However, it sometimes comes back, or at least the symptoms do, every few months, but go again after 2 or 3 weeks. But over the last week or so symptoms have come back with a vengeance.
I remain on lansoprazole (30mg) and am now wondering what my next move should be. I'm assuming acid reflux is the cause as I don't abuse my voice. I'm pretty desperate as I lost my job 4 months ago and was planning to train as a teacher in September, where a decent voice is a prerequisite.
Does anyone else have a similar problem?