Prilosec and lpr

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Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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?
1762990 tn?1372421100 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.
Avatar n tn the last doctor found red in throat, acid, and an ulcer in my airway. Put me on prilosec and zantac, its been 3 weeks, no help, swollen nodes are on and off, tingling is worse, and burning on face is same time almost every day. Called ENT doc said not related to throat and to go back to family doc. Im lost. Please help, been goin on consistent 4 months.
Avatar f tn Symptoms include post nasal, burping, feeling like something is in my throat and in the middle of the night coughing and gasping for air. I'm looking to try some alternative ideas. I've spent too much time and money on my doc visit and he hasn't helped one bit! I'm working on changing my diet as well. Do anyone have any suggestions because I'm in need of a miracle. I'm feeling so irritated because my throat always feels like something is in the back of my throat. Someone HELP!!!
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn Greeetings, LPR does not presents with symptoms in many ocations unless trigger by an episode of forcefull use of voice like being in a kariokee for example. The symptom improvement should fall iwith in 3 month period. The recommended treatment is 90 days use of an antiacid of the PPI class, ( Proton Pump Inhibitors ), like Omeprazole, ( Prilosec ), or Pantoprazole, ( Protonix ) for example, at low dose but TWICE a day BEFORE meals.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar m tn I also get heartburn and acid taste in my mouth. I fear I have developed bad GERD/LPR. I think my stomach flora is messed up from the antibiotics. I started taking a better probiotic after my throat worsened but it continued to worsen. I tried many natural remedies including aloe vera, slippery elm, and marshmallow root. I also changed my diet so it's GERD friendly. With nothing helping my LLMD took me of antibiotics for 2 weeks and prescribed prilosec.
1534024 tn?1294249675 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.
Avatar n tn 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 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.
1094370 tn?1317138425 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.
Avatar f tn 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's my email adress if anybody wants someone to talk about their lpr with.
Avatar m tn Thanks for the reply selma. I've heard of LPR, and often wondered if I might have it due to my frequent throat clearing. But the doc who did the endoscopy said that based on the appearance the esophagitis I had a few years ago that the inflamation was clearly due to acid reflux. (Although my understanding is that you can have both GERD and LPR, no?
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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?
Avatar n tn 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:
Avatar f tn I'm only 14 years young, I was diagnosed with GERD on the 10th of September this year, I was prescribed with Prilosec. At first I was taking 1 cap in the morning and afternoon, it wasn't working even though I took it 1 hr prior to meals. So my doc increased to 4 caps and it wasn't helping either. But now, my symtoms are improving adequately with just 2 caps in the morning. I was also reffered by my GP to see a paediatric gastroenterologist.
Avatar f tn Last summer I developed s dry cough and shortness of breath. In November Doc put me on 40 mg Prilosec one daily and it causes me to feel terrible, anxious etc. we changed to 20mg 2x daily and Zantac 150 1x daily and the cough resolves within a week but I had globus, phlegm, sore throat...typical LPR symptoms. GI doc did an upper endoscopy in January that looked pretty normal with the exception of candida on the 6 areas she biopsies.
910435 tn?1296752210 Start taking Nexium again and QUIT stopping it when feeling good! Reminder to self: Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) !!
Avatar f tn Diagnosed last year with silent reflux (LPR). Took prilosec 40 mg slowing tapering off after four months. Was told by ENT to repeat this if symptoms reoccur. Started back on omeprazole beginning of November but about that time started feeling heart skips shortly after eating. Cardiologist said everything ok after EKG. Still happening though and making me crazy. Have hoarsness and bubbling fizzy sensation at base of throat like before so am afraid to stop prilosec till this clears.
Avatar n tn It appears that maybe the lack of nicotine has caused some change in your stomach. Ten years ago, I developed a second ulcer, and I have taken one OTC Prilosec a day for 10 years with no problem. Why not try an experiment and take one Prilosec or Prevacid a day for 4 days to learn whether your heartburn has stopped? The stronger pill, Nexium, has just become available OTC and may deserve your consideration.
Avatar n tn -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.
Avatar n tn 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 .
Avatar m tn While u r having the flare up do try to avoid the spicy foods, and greasy foodsm carbonated bevs and 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...