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Sore throat but not from CPAP
I have had a sore throat consistently for about 6 months.  I've had a CAT scan done of my neck which was negative.  I've had an endoscopy which showed some acid reflux, but I take omeprozole.  So my last resort was to have a sleep study which my AHI number was 28.

I've been using the CPAP machine 2 weeks.  I was curious if sleep apnea (before it was diagnosed) caused anyone else to have a contant sore throat?  It's very frustrating. I have read that during an apnea, contents from your stomach can come up into your throat which may cause a sore throat.

Anyway, I was just curious if anyone else has experienced this.

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RE: Sore throat but not from CPAP
Reflux can cause a sore throat as you said, but it will take a while to heal, Give it time.
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RE: Sore throat but not from CPAP
I had also suggested post nasal drip in another thread. It is a common so source of a sore throat and other problems with CPAP.
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RE: Sore throat but not from CPAP
Although I don't have a sore throat per se, I have had swallowing issues that I've dealt with for decades. Times when I had to go to the ER because my esophagus became blocked. 

My CPAP Therapy hasn't helped it, not has it made it any worse. My last trip to the ER was in early May. One of my doctor's assistants told me to try some Esomeprazole Magnesium (20 mg. tab). I buy it @ Walmart OTC. 

I haven't had an "episode" since the last trip to the ER. For me, that is indeed remarkable. Before taking the med, it seemed like the longest period that I could go was 3-5 months. 

I haven't even had anything close to what I would consider an episode. I'm hoping to see one full year of no problems. 

I'm not at the point yet thinking that I might have kicked the problem via the medication. But.....I'm hoping.  Cool
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Has anyone had a sore throat from sleep apnea before it was treated?
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Merged you last thread with this existing thread as it is the same question.
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Your sore throat (before Cpap use) is more than likely due to GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) as you state in your first post that you are taking omeprazole.  

Some random information from google search:

"Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid frequently flows back into the tube connecting your mouth and stomach (esophagus). This backwash (acid reflux) can irritate the lining of your esophagus."

"GERD and Sleep Apnea: Which Causes the Other?
Sleep apnea and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are two conditions that appear unrelated. However, research shows a correlation between the two."

"About 60 percent of people with sleep apnea have chronic acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Acid reflux occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter remains open and gastric acid backflows into the esophagus. Common symptoms of GERD include heartburn, chest pain, a sour taste in the mouth and bad breath. However, it is possible to have GERD and not experience symptoms at all."
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Thank you for your response. I've also read that in a study they had placed some kind of sensors in people's esophagus and it showed that when they had an apnea a lot of times acid from the stomach would come up through the esophagus into the throat so I'm hoping the longer I use this machine the better my throat will feel.
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