LPR & The Wrap

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   Posted 6/4/2009 9:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone...

So I am still obsessing over this and trying to find some cause of whats going on . And after more searching yesterday I came to the conclusion I have LPR with some GERD. I talked with my ENT as well last night and he agreed with me it was LPR. (I saw him a few weeks ago and he looked at my throat and it was read and irritated)

He also said that ENTs and GI dr's dont always see eye to eye on causes and treatment, and that they are slowly working towards being on the same page. I have tried PPI's and they did not work for me. My ENT said he had not had any patients who had undergone the wrap for LPR, so he had no reference to go off of.

And I must say I am getting increasingly upset as I think about what the surgeon told me last week... saying my pH probe was "meaningless" (89 acidic reflux episodes was NOT meaningless IMO) and that I could not possibly have stridor because i have never been in the hospital. I live in the Bay Area, and have access some great Dr's and I am almost to the point where I may find a different surgeon who will not make me feel like I did last Friday.

So, my question... has anyone undergone the wrap having the main diagnosis of LPR? Did it help? Are you glad you did it?

Thanks everyone!!

Jodee smurf

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   Posted 6/5/2009 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone have anything on LPR & the success of the wrap?


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   Posted 6/5/2009 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I would definitely look for a new surgeon. Try to find one who specializes in this disorder. I am not sure how far from it you are, but USC has a very good department that deals with this disease. I made the mistake of not doing my homework the first time and am paying the price now. Please don't give up, but do your homework and find a well qualified and skilled surgeon for this. There is someone out there who can help you. It took me just shy of 3 years to find someone, but I did and things are better now even with the complications I had.

Take care,

Sorry about the typo... I meant DON'T give up!

Post Edited (opnwhl4) : 6/7/2009 9:51:04 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 6/5/2009 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Here's a positive comment......I had LPR. My symptoms were raspy voice, dry cough, excessive phlem ,hoarsness and minor GERD symptoms. Prevacid helped me to some extent, but I opted for surgery. 7+ years later and I haven't taken meds since. I'm a happy camper.

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   Posted 6/7/2009 8:34 AM (GMT -6)   


Here is a site that might give you a bit of info re the difference between GERD and LPR.  It is an older article but it does have some good info.  Take from it what you like.  :)


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