LPR and laryigitis

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sierra48
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   Posted 3/11/2011 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
 
 
I have had laryigits for the past 6 weeks and now the doctors are thinking I have LPR.  They are treating me with Dexilant.  Since I am new to this, any advice or help would be appreciated.  Do others have laryigitis from LPR and if so, how long does it last.  I need my voice.  Thank you.
 
 

katlan
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   Posted 3/11/2011 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I've had laryngitis from LPR for the last four years. I've had surgery which wasn't successful, I take medication every day but I still suffer. I'm so sorry that you have problems. Your story might be different to mine, but LPR is difficult to treat. Kat x

sierra48
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   Posted 3/11/2011 3:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Being new to LPR, I have done a lot of reading and find that I have the symptoms.  I lost 15 pounds in the last 6 weeks because I have a hard time swollowing.  And I am always spitting up phelgm.  The nasal drip is horrible.  The only thing I don't have is hearburn.  When I cough I feel like I am going to die.  I had no health insurance, divorced in the last year and so my funds are low.  Finally I was approved today and the rate I was given when I applied doubled because of me being tested for gerds.  I could swing $225 per month now it is $450 but I believe I am going to definitely need insurance with this disease.  Do you ever feel well or should I just get use to this new lifestyle.  Thanks.
 
 

katlan
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   Posted 3/11/2011 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I have odd days when I feel ok, but mostly I don't feel good. I'm seeing my doctor again on Monday. He might suggest further surgery. I don't know what I'll do. I'm sorry you have this awful condition. Kat x

sierra48
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   Posted 3/11/2011 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
What type of surgery have you had? Does it help? Any suggestions for me?

couchtater
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   Posted 3/11/2011 5:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I lost my voice once for two solid weeks due to LPR.
I had a 270 degree wrap done and it has helped me tremedously. I haven't lost my voice any since the surgery and the constant coughing is gone.
Joy

sierra48
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   Posted 3/11/2011 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope you feel better soon. The past 6 weeks have been hell. I can't imagine what it must feel having this for years. Do you go to an ENT?

Joyce

sierra48
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   Posted 3/11/2011 5:10 PM (GMT -6)   
6 weeks with no or hoarse voice. Can't speak much. People can't understand me half the times. I manage a building and talk all the time. Now it is so difficult to communicate. I can't eat right. I don't want to go out to eat because I feel like I am choking. There has to be some type of treatment that can improve this disease. I don't have much coughing but when I do I feel like I am turning inside out. Nice talking with someone who understands.

Joyce

couchtater
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   Posted 3/11/2011 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
My doctor told me the only way to recover my voice is to go on total silence for one week. Not even a breeze of a noise was to go over my vocal cords. I walked around with a clip board of paper and pencil all week. I'd talk only by texting for phone calls. By day seven my voice was back. :)
It's very hard to do, but it's possible.
Also try gargling with warm salt water.
Joy

katlan
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   Posted 3/12/2011 4:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a partial wrap. Very, very slight improvement in that I no longer feel like a have large lump in my throat the whole time, but I still have LPR and heartburn. Kat x

sierra48
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   Posted 3/12/2011 5:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I have always had heartburn but it would come and go depending on stress or what I ate. Started in my 20's with an ulcer and then hiatal hernia. Last year the heartburn returned due mostly to stress and then it stopped and now I have this. I do not have heartburn with the LPR. I do notice my left side of my neck hurts and sometimes my left side of my mouth. I went to the emergency clinic last weekend because it was so painful and they thought it was sinus. I had xrays and the sinus was fine. It can't be a toothache, got false. Does this ever happen to you. Now that I have insurance I will have all of this checked out. I turned 63 on Wednesday and here I always thought these were the golden years LOL. Take care my friends. Many thanks.

Joyce

dencha
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   Posted 3/12/2011 5:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Joyce,
My mother always wondered why they call them "the Golden Years". She said that getting old isn't for wimps! Was she ever right.

I believe I've also suffered and to some extent still suffer from LPR. I also have asthma, and had to have the Nissen Fundoplication surgery, because my reflux was creating havoc with my breathing. It was becoming a life threatening situation, and I was even hospitalized for a week because of it.

After the surgery, (I had a full wrap) my lungs improved tremendously. Because of that I am very happy I had it done. I do believe that it has loosened sometime in the past two years, or wasn't made tight enough...who knows.

Still, I think the surgery is a very positive option for those of us who suffer from reflux. Like you, my reflux is "atypical"--not the common wide-open LES allowing acid and food to regurg into the throat and mouth. The amount of reflux I had/have is "within the normal range".

I even went to a surgeon and went through complete testing (barium swallow, manometry, 24hr PH monitor, and endoscopy) to see if I needed to have the surgery redone. He said everything was intact and normal, and he wouldn't touch it.

So, although my reflux is very minimal, and I don't get heartburn anymore, I still have some hoarseness and coughing presumably caused by it. I also have severe allergies, so it's hard to separate the two. My allergist is certain my sinus, throat, and vocal chord issues are all reflux. I know they're not all reflux, but, whatever.
It kind of takes him off the hook, doesn't it?

Do you have the head of your bed elevated? Are you following the recommended eating/diet/timing for reducing GERD? Those are a great starting point.

As far as insurance, I guess it depends on the state you live in, but I believe there are high risk pools being formed to allow people like you to get insurance more affordably. Is that where you went?

Here is a link with information:
www.hhs.gov/ociio/initiative/hi_risk_pool_facts.html

Good luck with getting your voice back. I'm glad you've joined us!
Take care,
Denise

sierra48
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   Posted 3/12/2011 7:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I have not been officially diagnosed with LPR but every doctor I have gone to has advised that it appears to be LPR. Now that I have insurance I can take the tests. Florida is closed to high risk pools, I tried and they are not taking new applicants. Did you have trouble eating. I feel like I chew and chew but nothing goes down. I went out to dinner last evening and everyone was done and I had a full plate of food in front of me. Funny though I can still eat potatoe chips without a problem. I have been trying to stay with fish and soups. They seem to go down easier. I've lost weight which I need to do in the last 6 weeks. What should I be drinking, I hear no coffee, tea or soda. I hate water. Any advice?

couchtater
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   Posted 3/12/2011 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
You can use a low cal flavored water.
Joy

sierra48
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   Posted 3/12/2011 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   

I had a feeling I should try flavored water.  Thank you.

 

 

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