Does anyone have any advice for getting rid of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR)

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kevinla
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   Posted 10/10/2006 1:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I have tried just about everything and my throat problem will not go away.  I have been taking Nexium for about 6 months.  Raised the bed, low carb diet.  My gastrologist just prescribed carafate.
 
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Kevin

anotary
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   Posted 10/10/2006 12:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Why not try drinking aloe vera juice (mix with juice for taste) daily. This seems to soothe the lining of the esophagus and less expensive than medication.
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kevinla
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   Posted 10/10/2006 9:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Have a lot of people had success with aloe vera juice and LPR?  Does it heal the throat?
 
KLA

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Joan M
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   Posted 10/11/2006 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   
hi kevinla...just wanted you to know that I had to take carafate for a while and it caused me constipation. You might want to check out the side effects.

kevinla
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   Posted 10/11/2006 8:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Joan M said...
hi kevinla...just wanted you to know that I had to take carafate for a while and it caused me constipation. You might want to check out the side effects.
Did it help your LPR symtoms?
 
IS

DANIE
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   Posted 11/19/2006 10:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I was my own guinea pig - I KNOW that an alkaline diet along with DGL licorice will help you get over GERD. I did it in less than 2 months! See my postings.

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   Posted 11/20/2006 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   

I don't know if this goes along with LG reflux but I have had gerd for years and last week I found out that I have a dilated esaphogus. The pulmonary doc found it on the chest cat scan, the radiologist didn't even report it.  But I read today that it is a symptom of scleroderma. 

 I may give the DGL licorace a try.

Are you short of breath too with it?    The doctors aren't taking my shortness of breath seriously.


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Joan M
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   Posted 11/21/2006 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
no, kevin, the carefate did not take care of my sore throat problems...sorry it took me so long to respond...I've been out of it lately. eyes
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friendlygal
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   Posted 12/19/2006 6:51 PM (GMT -7)   
kevinla said...
I have tried just about everything and my throat problem will not go away.  I have been taking Nexium for about 6 months.  Raised the bed, low carb diet.  My gastrologist just prescribed carafate.
 
Cheers
 
Kevin
Kevinla, did your throat symptoms ever go away?  If so, how?? I have this lump in my throat and I'm so sick of it being there!

rijssel
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   Posted 12/19/2006 7:30 PM (GMT -7)   
debimum said...

I don't know if this goes along with LG reflux but I have had gerd for years and last week I found out that I have a dilated esaphogus. The pulmonary doc found it on the chest cat scan, the radiologist didn't even report it.  But I read today that it is a symptom of scleroderma. 

 I may give the DGL licorace a try.

Are you short of breath too with it?    The doctors aren't taking my shortness of breath seriously.

     I would like to shove a rag in my doctor's throat and get him to run around the block and then tell him "that should be no problem"

I had LPR and drank aloe vera. It did make my throat feel better Kevinla.


friendlygal
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   Posted 12/25/2006 9:35 PM (GMT -7)   
debimum said...

I don't know if this goes along with LG reflux but I have had gerd for years and last week I found out that I have a dilated esaphogus. The pulmonary doc found it on the chest cat scan, the radiologist didn't even report it.  But I read today that it is a symptom of scleroderma. 

 I may give the DGL licorace a try.

Are you short of breath too with it?    The doctors aren't taking my shortness of breath seriously.

debimum, I also had a GI doctor who didn't take my shortness of breath seriously.  In fact, he lauged at me and said, "do you want to die?"  what a jerk!  It is known that some people with a bad case of GERD have trouble breathing at times, does he not know that?  Needless to say, he's been "fired" by me (I will go to a new GI doc and he better be nicer!)...

Genie1
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   Posted 1/1/2009 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I am replying to a google search about LPR that lead me to here. I noticed that most were discussing GERD which is completely different from LPR. With LPR, which is what I have usually there is no syptoms except that  horrible lump/junk in the back of the throat. I am in search of something that will get rid of that junk. I have to constantly hack and hack to get it up. The acid goes straight to the voice box and hangs out there. Its there so long that I hack up yellow chunks, green chunks or sometimes it just a white clump. It feels so good to get that out but is short lived as it builds up again. I only have one lung so I do not have enough air to cough it up which makes it harder to get some of that junk up. I would love to find something that will work as I even start hacking after I eat. It gets worse with food but I think my food gets stuck and that is part of my other medical problems. It seems I have a narrowed passage way due to radiation damage and one vocal cord so my throat does not work normally. I use to take 2 previcads a day but it didn't seem to help my throat so I went to 1 a day and still nothing. I am thinking on not taking it at all since I don't have any syptoms that the medication is for. It seems like the ear,throat,nose doctor doesn't know what to do and its also weird that when I tell other doctors that I have LPR, they look at me and say, what is that? You'd be suprised on how many doctors do  not know what it is as they all think GERD. I do have allergies but mildly and mostly to dust mites. I have in the past been on allergy shots for 2 years and it did not help at all. I was even given allergy meds and no help. When I stop the shots within 30 days I had people telling me my voice was the best they have heard. As LPR effects my voice (and because I only have on vocal cord that works) and when the junk builds up it also effects my airway and I tend to wheeze. Well I hope someone one day can find some answer for getting rid of this junk. Have a Blessed Day to all!

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   Posted 1/1/2009 6:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Genie1
Welcome to HealingWell.  It sounds like you have a complicated case and I am sorry you are living with this nasty problem.
 
As far as your meds I would discuss your issues with your physician and maybe get a second opinion.  I am not sure what kind of damage the radiation may have caused either.
 
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Lokk
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   Posted 1/4/2009 5:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed with GERD about 2.5 years ago (20 years old at the time), and my symptoms gradually changed, and now instead of chest pains all the time, all I have is that lump in the back of my throat, along with difficulty swallowing food occasionally (goes on/off in periods of a few weeks at a time). So, just wanted to say you're not alone in this -- although it sure does feel like it, having that good ol' lump being present everyday for the last 6 months :(

jojokdz
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   Posted 1/8/2009 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello! I too have that lump feeling down in my throat/esphagus?  It is always there but very slight.. but every once in a while, I call it a flare up, it feels like I HAVE A golf ball down there.  And of course when I eat, it makes it worse.  I am scheduled for a endosocopy/colonoscopy tomorrow.  And of course the prep for the lower scope is not fun.  I have to drink 64 oz. of this crap and with my stomach always hurting anyways, this should make for a fun evening..  I am so tempted to call it all off.  I am under so much stress and wonder if this doesn't add a lot more to it too..  I am on Nexium/carafate and I have my good days and my bad days.  But when I get a bad one, its pretty bad.
 
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2Hawaii
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   Posted 1/9/2009 2:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi yes I've just been thru this..and there are some things I've found that can help....there are several things that tie together...1st read my post on the IBS and GERD threads on Habba Syndrome...the cause of your problem may very well be Habba Syndrome...now to get rid of it..after you've read what I said on those other threads..then go to the web site gallbladderattact.com and make the beat recipe.(you will need organic beats if you can get them..if not get beats with the tops..I've been told that will work if you can't get organic beats...but the beat must be raw...not canned. Also you will need fresh refrigerated flax oil which you will need to get at a health food store)..that will help with the acid that has splashed up onto your voice box. while you are at the health food store also get a product called Heartburn Free...it's by Enzmatic Therapy and get IntestiNew...I took both of them and was over that pain and raspy voice within about 4 days...but I felt much better within 24 hrs of taking these....good luck...I hope it works for you.

wexican
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   Posted 8/19/2010 6:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I just posted this under the GERD forum but I think I may have LPR. It caused me a lot of stress back in June as it flared up reasonably badly when two of my acquaintances died; one from Pancreatic cancer and the other from stomach cancer. Naturally I felt the worst and my GP told me that these deaths possibly brought on anxiety that made the reflux worse.

I've been suffering with GERD for the past few months. It seems to come and go which is very inconvenient as I play a lot of sport and it always seems to annoy me when we have an important game.

I've been to my GP three times now and he has progressed me from weaker blockers which seemed to cause the problem to disappear initially but this week, after a week of feeling as well as I ever have, the sore throat and sick sotmach came back with a bang.

Last Tuesday he prescribed me with a double dose of the strongest blockers, amoxcillin and some other medication to try and eradicate the issue within a week. If that doesn't work he wants me to have a gastroepanectamy (I have no idea how to spell this).

My stomach has been acting up all week and just doesn't seem to want to return to normal.

I've tried to manage my diet and cut back on alcohol a bit but it just seems to catch me unawares every few weeks and is always particularly bad in the morning.

I'm just wondering if anyone has had a similar experience?

rinka
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   Posted 10/16/2010 10:30 AM (GMT -7)   
it's nice to see a forum like this! I was just diagnosed with LPR and currently under medication. There are many setbacks with this disease and my doctor recommended to only have water (as much as possible) for liquid intake. Juices and sweet drinks should be cut off. I was wondering if there are alternative drinks that you've tried with soothing effect other than water? It's a bit hard since i used to drink juices after a meal to get me going with my afternoon work.

im not also sure if this is common for LPR.. i experience coughing > choking several times at night due to this. Then a week ago, it was accompanied by vomitting (even during the day). I think the choking thing (bad feeling of drowning and gasping for air) makes me vomit so i can have more air to breathe afterwards. Would there be a way to control this?

I hope my LPR won't really last that long. People around me freaks out when they see me having the coughing-choking attacks :).

droper
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   Posted 10/16/2010 12:17 PM (GMT -7)   
low carbs? dont matter unless you have some kind of food allergy if anything carbs pass through the stomach faster than protein and fats.

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   Posted 10/16/2010 2:21 PM (GMT -7)   
rinka,
I had LPR. After three years of the choking and nothing helping me I went and had the surgery. I've been cough free for almost a year now.
Milk products always flared me more.
Have you tried flavored water?
Joy

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   Posted 10/16/2010 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Rinka,
My asthma doc, who is very knowledgeable about LPR and GERD gave me the following breathing exercises to use when you have those reflux-created breathing issues. I'll copy the directions here for your information. Hope they're helpful! I also have had LPR symptoms, including GERD/LPR induced asthma. I had a Nissen Fundoplication because my asthma was uncontrollable. I did very well for about a year and a half--my lungs were back to normal. I'm now having some asthma issues, and I suspect I damaged my wrap coughing severely. I'm looking into whether or not I need a redo/revision.
Anyway, here's the info regarding how to breathe through those LPR breathing attacks:

Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion
(Vocal Cord Dysfunction)

Relaxed Throat Breathing Exercises

During practice:

1. Sip water before and after doing these exercises.
2. Exercises:

A. Shoulders Down
This is the cue for you to relax

B. Hand on abdomen
This helps you focus on easy abdominal breath support--the best and most relaxed way to breathe.

C. Gentle, quick "sip" of air IN (sip, sip, sip)
Breathe through your mouth
Relaxed lips
about 1 second inhale each sip

D. Gentle blow OUT (blow, blow, blow)
Through slightly tight lips
about 2-3 seconds for each blow out

3. Practice 5 reps, 20 times per day when you are NOT having symptoms.

4. Make it automatic, and use it at the first sense of throat tightness to prevent or suppress the VDC. You may start with the inhale or the exhale.

5. Use it to "pre-treat" yourself before known triggers for VCD.

6. This technique can also be a "stress buster" tool to use in other situations.

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   Posted 10/16/2010 3:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Also, Rinka, you should start a new thread with your question, so more people will find it. When you post on an old thread like this, you risk not being seen. You'll want as many members to respond to your questions/situation as possible.
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healthnutgrl
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   Posted 10/8/2013 9:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I noticed 2Hawaii above referenced "Heartburn Free" above for assistance with her LPR. This looks like a Di-Limonene supplement. Upon reading reviews for GERD, looks like it has helped many and irritated a few. Has anyone else used this or similar supplement with Di-Limonene for their LPR symptoms and if so--what was their experience?

PIPSUCCESS
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   Posted 8/26/2014 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had enormous success treating my LPR. So I can tell you that yes there definitely is a very effective treatment for LPR. BTW it's the only effective treatment, and I've tried them all. First get your head screwed on right. That is realize LPR is dangerous and can be fatal if not treated successfully. Forget about all the drugs, PPI's etc. There are no magic pill, juices or waters. What you must do is simply lose weight and get in shape! That's it. There is no other answer.
Here is an example of a fast and effective strategy. Eat nothing but one average bowl of mushroom soup and walk at least one mile every day for 30 days. Your symptoms will go away completely in just a few days because your stomach will be producing very little stomach acid. If you do have any residual symptoms in the first day or two just take a sip or two of Maalox; that will knock them out.
In about 30 days you can start eating anything you want but be sure to keep your calories under 1200 and carbohydrate count under 60 grams per day until you reach your correct weight. After that you should be able to eat anything you like. Just be sure to keep your weight down. Your symptoms won't come back unless you put on significant weight.
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