Will throat heal over time?

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dbab
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   Posted 4/1/2005 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I was just wondering if the throat lining will heal over time.  I have had a sigficant decrease in my reflux since my doc put me on Prevacid however I still have the burning throat as if I reflux like I used to.  Does this ever go away or is it permanantly "burned" by the acid?
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adjca
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   Posted 4/1/2005 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know, dbab. I've had the burning throat for about 6 months. Didn't have heartburn until I took all those drugs the drs gave me for the burning throat which they said was due to acid coming up from the stomach and burning my throat. Since I stopped them all and suffered intense heartburn for a few weeks, I am gradually getting better. I'm only drinking spring water now and I think that has been what's making a difference also. They say antacids only make you worse in the long run and perhaps they're right.
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karen7
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   Posted 4/2/2005 6:48 AM (GMT -6)   
my lump went away but came back after drinking a cup of tea and eating sponge and custard (and I thought I was cured) back to bland diet for me.
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adjca
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   Posted 4/2/2005 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't gone to a bland diet, Gina. But I don't eat deep fried or even fried stuff except for stir fries and a few eggs or pancakes every now and then. I have found thet grains and sugar give me heartburn also, so I have cut back drastically on them. This is a Glutenfree household so we have things baked from brown rice flour, bean flour or lentils on the occasions that we have baked goods. Mostly, we eat fruits and vergetables with meat, fish or poultry. Salmon is one of our favorites but is getting so expensive now that we shall soon have to go to something else.
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Cammay
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   Posted 4/3/2005 1:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi dbab
 
I have suffered from a burning throat on and off for years and was continually bad for several months recently,including severe hoarseness. It was awful and really scary - thought I had something sinister going on in  my throat. So much so that I went privately(which I can't really afford) to a specialist who found I had severe burning and candida in my throat. I was yet again prescribed antacids - nexium this time which made me worse especially the candida.  I then came across using juiced ginger first thing in the morning which has helped enormously and my symptoms have calmed down and I feel ten times better.  I am not symptom free yet by any means as I have not been very good at sticking to a proper diet etc.  However I can say that I no longer have the extreme burning in my throat.  That is until Friday at a retirement party.  After drinking wine and cider, eating chips and dips, speaking loudly in a smokey atmosphere I became quite hoarse and my throat was raw! Today, Sunday it's fine and I will not do that again.
I am now going to get on to this regime as I have realised it's best for me.  The juiced ginger cannot harm and is really worth a try.  I was on antacids continually for three years before I knew anything about them and now I wouldn't touch them again.  I would rather stick to a bland diet if required but don't think that is always the case. adjca is correct with drinking only spring water - that's a good start.
 
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Cammay :-)

dbab
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   Posted 4/3/2005 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks to all for your responses. I think that I will try ginger. As far as a bland diet, I have been trying so hard to be really good about this but it is so hard for me. I was raised on a rich and spicy diet from my culture and it is really hard to eat bland for me. I know it would help me but it is just one of those things that is tough.
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bnand
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   Posted 4/7/2005 12:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Since I am one who suffers almost exclusively in the throat my reading on the issue has revealed that it simply is more difficult to get the throat to heal if that is what's affected. The reason is the throat lining is not as capable of standing up to acid exposure as the lower esophagus. Therefore it takes very little exposure to make it hurt. The ppi's like Nexium do help with heartburn but they are not as effective against throat pain. Doctors tend to double or triple the ppi dose for those who have voice and throat trouble because they need the extra acid suppression. However, I took two Nexium a day for five months and it didn't help my throat at all. I have a strong suspicion, at least with me, that the ppi's lose a lot of effectiveness after two weeks. So now I take one Prevacid a day except when I go off of it for about two weeks so it will work again. Right now I am not taking it and as usual my symptoms actually improve a little for a while. My theory on this is the medication actually weakens your own acid defense-it is documented that it messes up your esphageal motility-and when I develop a tolerance again to the meds, I am producing more acid but my natural defense is still weakened due to the presence of the medication. So then I reflux worse than with no meds at all. So this is probably more information than you wanted but I hope this helps you to understand why the throat is so stubborn to heal.

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   Posted 5/11/2005 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   

I just stumbled unto this info after I google searched "burning throat".  I had vocal nodules and beat those but the burning throat did not go away and finally my Kaiser payroll Doc told me I might have acid reflux!!!  The pills did not work!

I am very interested in natural healing! What is this juiced ginger and bland diet? Who can educate me? I am so sick of losing my voice and feeling a burning throat after the weekend!!!

Help please!

Thanks!

Hannah


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   Posted 5/13/2005 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
hi dbab

again can you convey yr age, life syle, eating habbits, wt., state of mind, job or bussiness stress, yr present treatment. May be some help can be axpected from homeopathy

thanx

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karen7
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   Posted 5/18/2005 12:22 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah  Yes there is light at the end of a the tunnel I was diagnosed with gerd and I thought I had a marshmallow stuck in my throat. I found if I talked to much (easy for me) or sang my throat would be terrible all week.  The bland diet I followed was porride and honey ginger ale (with out the gas) milk with honey a sandwich of white bread only with ham bland chicken and jacket pots.  But I am now cured and havent got gerd I eat everything now.  I am on Zoton tablets and drink spring water too!  Try it and let me know  ginat90@hotmail.com

dbab
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   Posted 5/19/2005 6:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks karen, Yeah that sounds like me. Of course, I don't know why I didn't think of honey. Its nice to know that there is hope to get my throat back. Again thanks to everyone for your good advice and suggestions.
Des (dbab)
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harperspaceuk
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   Posted 6/28/2005 2:30 AM (GMT -6)   
hannels57 said...

I just stumbled unto this info after I google searched "burning throat".  I had vocal nodules and beat those but the burning throat did not go away and finally my Kaiser payroll Doc told me I might have acid reflux!!!  The pills did not work!

I am very interested in natural healing! What is this juiced ginger and bland diet? Who can educate me? I am so sick of losing my voice and feeling a burning throat after the weekend!!!

Help please!

Thanks!

Hannah

Hi Hannah, why not visit www.reflux-relief.com for a holistic cure to reflux!!
 

xubi
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   Posted 10/7/2011 5:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello All,

Just wanted to ask dbad about your throat problem. I have been having a lump feeling in my throat plus a feeling as if my throat is burned all over by acid.
My ENT examined my thorat with a mirror and thought it might be caused by LPR. I am now on prevacid 30mg X 2 and have been on this PPI for 3 weeks now. The burning feeling disappeared just got this lump feeling which is really truning me mad.
My question how long it took you to have this lump feeling to disappear.
Any feed back is much appreciated.

Many thanks for all.

Mo

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   Posted 10/7/2011 7:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Mo,
 
Welcome to HealingWell. You have posted to a very old post - 6 years old.  I am not sure dbab will see this post.
 
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