what type of throat pain is indicative of LPR?

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blowe46
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   Posted 8/2/2009 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I Have this nagging throat pain but it's different than I from what I think is LPR.. It's harsh and a bit like swallowing razor blades -- the type of pain you get with a severe cold.

I"m going to see my family doc who will hopefully refer me to see an ENT specialist. However, I wanted your perspectives. What type of throat pain is involved with LPR?

thanks

LdyJane
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   Posted 8/2/2009 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Blowe, the only time I've had that type of pain is with strep throat; let us know when you get back from your Dr., we're curious as to what they have to say!!

couchtater
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   Posted 8/2/2009 6:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I've done some research on LPR. It says you can have throat pain.

Joy

Gerber_Daisy
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   Posted 8/3/2009 10:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Blowe... I have been diagnosed with LPR... I have reflux ALL the way up into my throat, sometimes into my mouth (Not Fun). As far as throat pain, for me I sometimes feel as though I have something stuck in it.... like slime or mucus. I will get a sore throat and my voice will go raspy when the acid comes up. I also will get a cough that is very deep and hurts in my throat and chest sometimes too... I have breathing problems as well, like sometimes I just do not get enough air.

I am currently being treated again for H. Pylori (Currently taking 2 antibiotics, zantac and aciphex) No fun... let me tell you.

I saw an ENT who put a scope down my nose to look at my throat... which was red and irritated from all the reflux.

Hope this helps... let me know if you have any other questions...

Jodee

blowe46
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   Posted 8/3/2009 10:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jodee

Do the PPI medications such as aciphex help? I honestly just wanna shake this off. I don't mind changing my diet at all. I Just don't want the irritation. It drives me nuts. Is the test for H Pylori helpful?

Gerber_Daisy
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   Posted 8/4/2009 8:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi blowe~

I have been on about different PPI's. and honestly its about finding what works for you. Trial and error. Not the answer you were hoping for I know. I am on aciphex as a part of the treatment for H. Pylori. PPI's did not work for me. And from what I learned in talking with my GI dr's and the ENT when being treated for LPR with a PPI, you need to have higher than usual doses. This because the acid and what not comes up so high (all the way to the throat level)

Because the PPI's did not work, when I am H.Pylori free, I will be on Zantac (rx not OTC because of the high dose) 150mg twice a day. Zantac is a H2 blocker, meaning, I believe(someone check me if I am wrong), that it will reduce the acid produced.

This has been a very long road for me. I have changed the way I eat... no spicy foods, I have reduced the amount of fried foods(Yes, on a rare occasion, I will indulge), things with a lot acid and caffeine

As far as being tested for H.Pylori... this is not a direct cause, just a result of the reflux. When they did my endoscopy in June they found it among other things wile doing a routine biopsy.

Let me know if I can help any more :)

Jodee

Kaylaroc
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   Posted 9/16/2009 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi blowe.....


Im been experiencing the same sore throat like you. It has been also 5 weeks and im going tomorrow to see a ENT. At this point it looks like a chronic pharyngitis. MY thoat looks read, swollen and raw. It really hurts. Its intermitent, meaning it gets worse during the day and when i swallow my saliva it feel like a razor inside. Sometimes my voice gets weak....especially if i drink dark soda. So i quit drinking it. I started taking Pepcid and it didnt work. Then my PCP changed it for OMeprazole since my acid reflux became worse.....horrible!!!!...At this point, i think my reflux its pretty much under control but still burping. I also have post nasal drip, i feel pressure behing my eyes and above my brows.....in fact, my eyes are tender!!!!

So, tomorrow its my app and i will know if my sore throat is due to sinus problems, acid reflux or something else.

HOpe this help u.

Keila/
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