Prilosec and lpr

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I am currently taking the Prilosec OTC 1 time a day in the morning but I read that for LPR you need to take 2 pills twice a day. Please someone tell me how to fix this irritated throat.
These can include Proton Pump Inhibitors, Histamine Receptor Antagonists, and over-the-counter remedies. (like prilosec) Eat smaller, more frequent meals. Limit your intake of acid-stimulating foods and beverages. Don't lie down for about two hours after you eat. Elevate your head a few inches while you sleep Maintain a reasonable weight. Don't smoke. Don't drink alcohol. Don't wear belts or clothes that are tight fitting around the waist Keep a record.
However, the allergist, based on my symptoms, indicated that I MAY have LPR. He gave me a list of good foods to eat and food/drinks to avoid, advised me of some lifestyle changes, prescribed Prilosec OTC, etc. To be honest, I did not follow it as well as I should have. I saw the allergist again in March, and told him I was basically having the same symptoms. NOTE: I still was taking medication, but was not following the list very strict.
My acid reflux is so bad that it goes all the way up into my throat and ears and will lock my jaw. It hurts so bad that I can't een get the top of the rolaids jar. I take prilosec every day. If I miss a dose, I pay dearly! I have read and heard so much about the damage it can do to the esophogas and because of that worry have considered having the N.F. done (that is where they wrap a part of the stomach around the opening to keep the acid from coming back up? right?
I was dx'd with LPR over a year ago. I take 80 mg Prilosec daily, my symptoms have worsened over the past 3 months. *wheezing *difficulty breathing * sinus/throat/ear infection/irritation *ear blockage (6 weeks and counting) * bloat *cough / more so after eating and when lying down *the reflux burns right up to the tip of my tongue This is not being resolved with time, medication, diet or anything else.
By the time I went to my ENT, I had probably had the lump in my throat for about 7 weeks. I have been on Prilosec for almost three weeks and no change. I try eliminating coffe, alcohol, spicy foods-nothing seems to change. How long should I wait before getting an endoscopy to see exactly what is going on? I will see my ENT at five weeks, but this seems like a long time to stay on 40mg of Prilosec twice a day with no result before having further answers.
I tried it for 1 week and had a worse sore throat. Granted the doctor at this time did not say I had lpr, or communicate anything to me, I described my systems, gave me Aciphex and went on my way. So the then this is Mid-August and we started traveling. I had the Aciphex but did not like it, because I did not know and took Pepcid AC. Came home, mid September got the bad sinus infection, could not breath, taste, smell horrible, worst ever.
Since then I have had an upper GI, results normal, a colonoscopy, results diverticulosis-told to take Metamucil,tried prilosec, and for over a year Protonix once a day, and for 3 months, I have taken it twice a day. Went back to ENT today, and my throat is still all red, but the waking up with the throat constrictions has stopped. My nose also gets stuffed up at night and my ears feel full, and I feel like I have to make myself burp all the time.
I tried it for 1 week and had a worse sore throat. Granted the doctor at this time did not say I had lpr, or communicate anything to me, I described my systems, gave me Aciphex and went on my way. So the then this is Mid-August and we started traveling. I had the Aciphex but did not like it, because I did not know and took Pepcid AC. Came home, mid September got the bad sinus infection, could not breath, taste, smell horrible, worst ever.
Yes my mother had severe GERD and LPR for 5 years. Her worst symptom of LPR was when burning stomach acid poured into her mouth walking around shopping. It was terrible to watch. Today she is free of GERD and LPR. She takes NO acid blockers (after 25 years of being told she had high acid!) and takes digestive enzyme supplements to help with digestion and betaine HCI with pepsin to increase stomach acid. She even has a hiatus hernia so these supplements are gold.
Acid reflux and the symptoms you get from it are crazy. I thought I had so many other things...heart problems, lung problems, sinus problems, allergies... u name it. At first it started out with a pressure feeling in my upper abdomen/chest area. I just thought maybe it was indigestion. Then later on I started getting a coldness feeling in my chest almost like I ate a bunch of peppermints. Well these symptoms weren't going away.
I'm 19 years old and was recently diagnosed...I have a few questions regarding LPR and would be very grateful if anyone could answer them... 1. I have been on twice a day Zegerid 40mg for almost two months, but still feel acid coming up into my throat, mostly at night, several hours after dinner...is this normal for LPR or should I be having total acid suppression? 2. Will I ever be 100% better? 3. Will my symptoms ever alleviate? Will I ever be able to drink a cup of coffee again!? lol 4.
If not, you also need to get that done to check the rest of your Esophagus out and Deodenum/LES and confirm diagnosis of GERD. LPR is not that bad and can be controlled, as long as the GERD is under control. Some people can control GERD with lifestyle and diet changes and some need medication. Hope to hear from you soon, then with further info we can assist you.
Dealing with this and stress is a challenge! Good luck. has anyone had lpr and had is go away? what does it start to feel like when it's going away? Just a question.......here's my email adress if anybody wants someone to talk about their lpr with.
I have never had problems with heartburn in my life before. She said my throat was very inflammed and prescribed 4 Prilosec per day and diet changes. I am 35 year old female, smoker, otherwise good health, and am not overweight. I have been following her instructions exactly and have been on the meds (which is a very strong dose) for 1 week now and feel horrible still. I can't eat, have lost 5 lbs.
feeling is common in gastric reflux (GERD) and this is most commonly caused by H. pylori infection of the stomach. GERD mostly affects esophagus. LPR mostly affects larynx and it does not cause heartburn typical for GERD. Nice LPR article: http://www.ucdvoice.org/lpr.
My doctor said it is from the Riba and to take Pepcid or something similar. So I did what the doctor ordered and with one Max Strength Pepcid my problem was gone. Thank goodness because it was getting crazy and making me feel really sick. My question, based on others experience is there a preference as to whether Pepcid or Prilosec works better for long term use during Tx?
Start taking Nexium again and QUIT stopping it when feeling good! Reminder to self: Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) !!
-burping very often -taste of food in my mouth that I ate hours ago, even the next morning -lots of saliva, have to swallow a lot when I'm trying to sleep, minor feeling in throat Since starting on the Zantac (it's only been 3-4 days) I've noticed that my stomach just feels way worse. I feel heavy and icky, very tired, BUT I feel a lot better when lying down. In general, however, when I'm up and about I just feel bad. The moment I sit up in the morning I get a weird feeling in my stomach.
i had some stomach problems before treatment but the riba and vx950 realy bothered my stomach was taking 1-2 prilosec 20 mg daily was getting reflux into the larynx after about 10 days on the triple therapy .looking over my failed treatment results started at 10 million was down to 18,000 at day 8 was over 114,000 by day 15 coincidence or does vx950 need an acidic enviroment for adsorption .
While u r having the flare up do try to avoid the spicy foods, and greasy foodsm carbonated bevs and caffeine....like coffee to aid the meds, BTW Prilosec can take a few weeks to see results not a few days, and u do have to modify ur diet in order for the meds to be the most effective. Stress can also trigger these flare ups so if u worry about a friend or what something may be or not be that can add to how u feel...
although sometimes it does. The best doctor to diagnose and treat LPR is an ENT, not a GI. To make a long story short, LPR is a fairly recent dx with ENTs and Gastro's at odds as to both diagnosis and treatment, which is not unusually since LPR overlaps their fields of expertise and diagnosis and IMO many GI's don't want to let go of older protocols.
My mother suffered severely from Gastric Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR) for 5 years, gastritis for 25 years (worsened on nexium) and polyps (unknown time); polyps cut out. My mother now suffers neither GERD or LPR.
Anyway, within a few weeks GERD and LPR were gone (had both severely for 5 years) and over a year later, 95% gastritis improved (had this for 25 years).
) so she was then able to absorb nutrients essential for serotonin production. Not only did GERD and LPR go away, so did her severe clinical depression and severe anxiety disorder! An excellent article is from Integrative Psychiatry on Serotonin. Excerpts from the article...
The treatment includes things like Prilosec and/or Protonix, coupled with Zantac or the equivalent and a change in diet. The process involved higher doses of meds than regular reflux (GERD) and there is a surgical option if you aren't getting much better in a year or so. here's an article from Columbia University: www.entcolumbia.org/lprd.
In the 3 months I have not had another incident, the lump in my throat feeling is gone. So I know there is improvement but it still feels irritated and water and food don't go down as smoothly as they should. I do get "heartburn" sometimes but it is more so a burping up of acid, which I think is LPR? To make a long story short I am at my wits end trying to figure out the cause of my problems.
When you have your upper GI one of the things they will look for is a hiatal hernia - and that is a sign that you have LPR. The treatment includes things like Prilosec and/or Protonix, coupled with Zantac or the equivalent. The process involved higher doses of meds than regular reflux (GERD) and there is a surgical option if you aren't getting much better in a year or so. here's an article from Columbia University: www.entcolumbia.org/lprd.
My dad (73) also has acid reflux and hiatal hernia, and his doctor has him on Prilosec 20mg 2x daily. I took the same dosage he was on and I have felt so so much better. My doctor prescribed the same for me. Then, 6 months later, he put me on Nexium because of the esphogus erosion, but it did nothing for me. I made him put be back on Prilosec and I will never get off of it. Now if I could just find something for my throat and esphogus.
Today she is free of GERD and LPR with digestive enzyme supplements and betaine HCI with pepsin supplements.
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