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goiasgirl
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   Posted 5/3/2011 8:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone!!! here is my history, 3 months ago i started with something in my throat 24 /7, always there didn't go way, digestion problems and etc. went to GI , had endoscopy done, results( great) he said!:) prescribed some med for IBS , didn't do anything , i was suffering day and night, i end up in ER ( BILL FOR 7 THOU) NO INSURANCE:(i saw another 3 or 4 docs, no change... so finally i went to ENT, he did a camera test and said that i had a LPR:( prescribed omeprazole, horrible side effect, dexilant 60 mg even worse, my stomach got so bloated that i needed to stop,ok ,now pantoprazole 40 mg , i have indigestion every day and somethimes some difficulty breathing so, i went to see him after 6 weeks and i had questions , but no answer:( i asked him where this acid was coming from, if the results of endoscopy was ok! he change the conversation and did answer he told me to try take pantoprazole twice a day; well if i am having problems sometimes w breathing, digestion issue i dont think it is a good idea taking 2 a day; so for 1 month i am taking proibiotic and enzymes , it's helping a little . I forgot to mention that i asked him if the problem could be something else and maybe take some antibiotic would help and he said ok !, he prescribed Zpack for 5 days, today i will take the last one, lets see ...i didn't want to mix them together , so i stop the pantoprazole for 5 days, i still have some digestion issue, but little better...so i am afraid of PPIs in general !!! i just don't know what to do. I am going to see some of my docs in Brazil and see what they need to say, i have health insurance there would help me a lot. i have problems to belch also:(:( one belch it is a big deal for me:) so, i am lost and not feeling so good!!! how about esoprazole(nexium) can anybody please tell if it's something that i should try it? PLEASE !!!!!! thank you !!!!!!

goiasgirl
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   Posted 5/3/2011 9:00 AM (GMT -6)   
i forgot to mention that i am taking lily of the dessert ( aloe vera juice)they say it is good for digestion and reflux!!!!so there it is something else for my beautiful LPR!:)

couchtater
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   Posted 5/3/2011 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
You might be allergic to PPIs.
I'd go back to Brazil where you can use your insurance and see as many doctors as you need to get to the bottom of this.
Nexium might help. Besides the Endoscopy what other testing have you had?
Joy

goiasgirl
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   Posted 5/4/2011 7:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello ,couchtater!! good morning!!! Yes i had endoscopy done, the results wore ok, but yesterday i was reading some brazilian article, about LPR and they said the only way to check for reflux of any kind , is ph and manometry, ( i don't know if i spelled correct) :) but they said doesn't show reflux in endoscopy if it is damage already done.if the reflux just started it won't show!! i can't wait for june to come, so that i can see the docs there, the docs here never asked for other exam to prove the reflux, i know i have, but it could be something else! well!! they know i don't have insurance maybe was the reason,( being nice with them) :):)I have done so much research :) for the last 3 months and sometimes you just dont't know how many people are suffering with this horrible LPR.

Thank you for you time! I really appreciate it!!! Take care!

stkitt
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   Posted 5/4/2011 2:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello,
 
I agree you need further testing. 
 
Acid is normally produced in the stomach.  It is prevented from backing up or refluxing into your esophagus ( or food pipe) and throat by a band of muscle at the entrance of the stomach known as the lower esophageal sphincter.  If this band of muscle is not functioning well, you can have backflow or acid into your esophagus and into your throat and voice box, this is known as laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR).  Many people have this including myself.  It is very unpleasant, however, I have been able to identify some foods that always reflux. 
 
I wish you well in obtaining a definitive dx.
 
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Kitt
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couchtater
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   Posted 5/4/2011 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
The ph test isn't too bad if you do the BRAVO device. I'm not a fan of the pH wire test though. They both are used to measure the acid level in your throat.
The manometry is a small tube fed through your nose down to the stomach to measure your swallowing reflexes. Not a fun test, but very vital.
I hope you will be able to get these tests right away in Brazil.
Joy

goiasgirl
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   Posted 5/5/2011 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
  Hi ,Kitt! thank you for the aswer!!Sometimes you don't even know what is bad for you,  i don't need to eat much to have the symptons ...sometimes it is just there..for no reason:):) this is a herrible thing:(:( and the sad part is  the doctors , they don't know exactly what it is either, you can read all the medication information sheet, nothing says this is for lpr...we became a lab rats:):) all for the researching!!!! try this , try that. I hope someday they will find a cure !!!
 
 
Thank you!!
 
Take care!!
 
goiasgirl

goiasgirl
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   Posted 5/5/2011 7:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi , coachtater!!! Good morning! I heard that all does tests aren't very pleasant:):) but i think it is the only way to find out!!! because sometimes i like to go in to my throat mylself  open up and see whats going on( i know sounds crazy):) but i really get mad and discourage !!today i am calling my doc to prescribe me a nexium, at least for 2 weks to see how i feel, this pill it is so expensive , better be good:):) because like i said NO INSURANCE:(:( really hurts!!! And thank you !, i can't wait to see the docs in brazil, i already have appts with ENT,GI and others ( i am going on June)!!
 
 
 
 
 
Thank you!
 
Take care!

couchtater
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   Posted 5/5/2011 6:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I was okay with all of them except the manometry test.
Joy

goiasgirl
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   Posted 5/6/2011 8:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello!!! i am sure it is horrible:( and annoying!!! But, if it is what i need to do i will do it!! (.




Thank you !!!

take care!
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