A little while back, I posted about intolerable symptoms I've been getting, including a tight throat, shortness of breath, mucus-filled saliva and ear pain, along with my expected levels of anxiety. I also noted that Gaviscon etc didn't really help matters, and that despite the strictest diet and medications I've needed in a long time, nothing helps at all. As soon as I swallow my saliva or water, it all comes back. The tightness is especially worrying, and appears when I swallow something thick, from mucus to saliva to Gaviscon.
In what I admit was a desperate idea, I started spitting into tissues etc to stop myself swallowing, especially of there's mucus in my saliva. Doing so produces more saliva, but I try to keep it up until I have no choice but to swallow. As soon as I do, my symptoms return regardless of my level of stress or my diet/actions. One swallow and all the Lpr symptons return.
Am I missing something here? Why would almost all my symptoms stop if I don't swallow (or stifle a belch)? I'm hoping this isn't a sign my throat isn't super-damaged, but even if it is, why can I only feel pain from this one type of behaviour?
SIDE NOTE; I also feel like my own saliva - or anything I drink - enter my ear canal whenever I swallow it, feels exactly like 'swimmers ear' too.