I am a 42 year old woman who quit smoking about 1 1/2 months ago (yea me), but since then I have been having difficulties with GERD that affects my larynx (it spasms and closes) and a constant need to clear my throat and a chronic cough. I've been prescribed the proper medicines (proton pump inhibitor and another one for acid) for this and are following a pretty strict diet (no milk or milk products, no caffeine, no chocolate/ eating different greens and healthier foods). I sleep with just 2 pillows, enough to prop my head. I have a follow up appointment coming up soon, but what else can I do to relieve this?
I'm about to go back to smoking (just kidding).
Any suggestions out there?
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