I have had allergies all my life but was put on Prilosec about 3 years ago for acid reflux. I have been having some annoying problems that I don't know if it's my allergies acting up or if my acid reflux is getting worse.
In the evenings, my throat gets irritated and I feel the need to constantly clear it (it sort of feels "gunky"), my voice sometimes comes and goes especially when I do house or yard work and when I am sleeping, my nose has been getting stuffed up. I am on Zyrtec and Singulair for my allergies and they do help a lot with my allergies but the stuffed up nose and throat clearing are the most annoying. I want to try to elevate myself when I sleep but I have a waterbed so if I did elevate then I would have to get a wedge and lie on the wedge - would this work? And if so, would it bother back issues that you know of (I have osteoarthritis in my spine and hip, misaligned SI joint and scoliosis in my upper back)?
I have an appointment with my GI in August so I plan on bringing it up to him then.
Is there anything else I can do to help if this is the acid reflux acting up? Btw, I do not eat snacks before I go to bed because it bothers my acid reflux.
Moderator for Allergies/Asthma and Co-moderator for UC
~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(6 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Bentyl, Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate ALL mesalamines**~Allergies-Singulair, Zyrtec~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome~Sacroiliitis~bulging and herniated discs C5/C6 & C6/C7~Epidural injections (2 series of 3), OA (hands and spine)-Tylonel Arthritis, Celebrex, Fibromyalgia (diagnosis pending)
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