While I see my MD regularly, there is something that she has been unable to help me with. I have GERD as a result of years with an eating disorder and in Sept. noticed as if my throat felt like I just ate a Halls. When I drink water or eat, it's icy cold or burns. A month after the first occurrence, l broke out with what looked like tonsilitis, but had no pain. Since then (Oct. 7), about every two weeks I get severe throat tightness and strain as if I've been talking for hours. And most times those white spots come back again. I have been tested for strep and mono, but nothing... Could this be a severe consequence of the GERD/purging and is a referral required for an ENT? Thanks in advance for your help.
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replied May 22nd, 2011
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

The symptoms described in the history do appear to be due to GERD. Symptoms of burning in the throat, in close association with meals most probably are due to reflux of acid into the esophagus.

You can have relief from these symptoms by regularly using antacids like tums, and acid reducers like omeprazole.

You might consult your regular doctor or a gastroenterologist for a examination and proper treatment.
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