Can I ever eat my favorite foods again?

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Date Joined Jan 2013
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   Posted 1/10/2013 1:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there!

A month ago, my ENT told me I may have LPR (Due to voice hoarseness) and put me on a 40mg Proton Pump Inhibitor called Omeprazole.

He told me to stay away from spicy foods, chocolate, and anything fatty or fried until my vocal cords healed.

It's hard to tell what affects me because I don't get heartburn like regular GERD.

I'm terrified I'll never get to taste them again, even when I've healed. Is there any way I can eat a candy bar or a pizza and not worry about damage? Even if it's just once or twice a week?

Thank you for reading. :)

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Date Joined Nov 2012
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   Posted 1/10/2013 2:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I understand, recently diagnosed with silent reflux and inflamed esophagus.  I was so sad and cried since I too, like all of us here, I believe, had to give up so much of our favorite foods.  I'm Italian.  Try telling an Italian that she can no longer eat tomatoes, sauce, garlic, onions-  I think I cried for weeks.  However, check with your doctor.  Look into Dr. Koufman's Dropping Acid Reflux Cookbook and Cure.  The fist few weeks you really need to eliminate pretty much everything acidic from your diet and eat relatively bland, but, after that you can slowly reintroduce more foods into your diet.  Of course, you really do need to stay away from major acidic foods, but slowly liberalize your diet.  Keep a food diary.  Only add one or two new things at a time and see if they affect you.  It usually will affect if it will, within an hour or two.  Check with your GI Doc first about any changes you make.  Check out this link:  This will give you an extensive list of foods that are good and bad for reflux.  Also, I got Dr. Koufman's book at amazon and it came very quickly.  Good Luck, I think most of us "feel your pain."

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   Posted 1/10/2013 2:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi it is my understanding that when diagnosed with LPR you need to be put on double dose of PPIS a day. thats one before breafast and one before dinner. It takes longer for LPR to heal because the the throat tissue is very sensitive. I was diagnosed with it as well..and have researched eveything there is to know(and what not to know) haha...natural remedies all of that stuff. I know vitamin d3 is supposed to be beneficial and i would definately check out manuka honey. I have had this for four to five months now and it has been a roller coaster. You definately have to become your own advocate. Dont wait for damage to happen for drs to do something..let them know you want to prevent it first! And yes i do believe you can eat pizza again in the future. I do not believe what so ever this has to be a long life thing. I did once..because i was very hopeless and just now getting over that feeling. I also just found out my layrnx and esphagous are sensitized from the reflux and my brain not sending the right messages to swallow correctly...this can cause horrible chest pains and throat burning/tightness etc. I was put on zoloft for 9 weeks to cure it. I too have the dr k droping acid cookbook..there is a lot of good information in there..especially if you want a to do a pepsin cleanse....but i wont lie i have cheated a few times! hahaha. good luck and dont give up hope!
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