Am I still refluxing acid???

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lozzy42
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   Posted 7/23/2011 2:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been on PPIs for about 3 months now, and although I'm not bringing up acid everyday I still have this weird kinda sensation in my tongue?? It feels almost like when you drink a really hot drink and you get that numb tingly feel, it's quite odd!!

I'm also getting a lot of mucus in the back of my throat ( not acid) gross I know, but wondered if anyone else has experienced that? The other thing I'm really interested to know is, how do you you when your oesophagus is healing, or if it ever will??

Lozzy
x

sk55
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   Posted 7/23/2011 5:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lozzy,

i had some strange things happen as well on my tongue, slight weird feeling, geographic tongue.

These things passed after a few months.

mucus in the back of throat could be signs acid reflux. dry throat, voice fatigue in the am, choking, etc all signs.


did u raise the top part of your bed 6-8 inches? that seems to help me.

my opinion PPI alone wont cure reflux that hits the back of your throat, DIET is very important.


You know if u are healing if the symptoms gradually diminish over time span of 2-3 weeks.

It usually less and less then you get hit with a bad day, then less and less...




-Jesse

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   Posted 7/23/2011 6:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Your symptoms are signs of acid reflux to me. I also agree with Jesse that diet is important and that it takes time to slow the reflux.

aeshleyrose
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   Posted 7/23/2011 6:26 AM (GMT -6)   
It's possible that the PPI is cutting down on your acid production, but your LES is still not functioning properly so the mucous is backing up into your mouth. Definitely not a pleasant side effect.

I also agree that diet is important ad long as WHEN you eat is also being controlled. Substituting a saltine cracker for a pizza won't save me if I eat the cracker right before bed.

Alcie
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   Posted 7/23/2011 7:31 AM (GMT -6)   
PPIs will lower the acid, but don't always do much for the cause of the refluxing. If you have an open LES or a food sensitivity or intolerance, you can continue to have non-acid reflux, as I did.

A barium swallow will show how badly the stomach is refluxing and is not invasive or painful.
Alcie
 
 

somedaysarediamonds
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   Posted 7/23/2011 9:21 AM (GMT -6)   
It just gets "interesting-er and interesting-er" down the Road to GERD.

I've had every symptom in the book for way over 20 years and I'm on my way to surgery to hopefully fix things next week.

Much longer with all this acid and open LES and I won't HAVE a tongue.

Best of luck to all.
We're not in Kansas anymore. - Dorothy

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   Posted 7/23/2011 11:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning,
 
Wishing you the best of luck on your journey through surgery and know we are all right here thinking of you.  I know you are well prepared as you have had much input from the members here as well as done your homework.
 
Follow in the footsteps of the Scarecrow down the yellow brick road and you will do well.
 
Be Well,
 
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somedaysarediamonds
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   Posted 7/23/2011 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Kitt.

It's just that the time drags so slowly. I pray I can have the surgery next Friday as the surgeon's nurse indicated. I see him on Wednesday afternoon and he knows how sick I am.

I had a long anticipated visit with an old friend this morning and the Mylanta and Pepto Bismol wore off and I thought I was going to throw up in front of her.

I'm literally holding my breath till the surgery date is settled for sure.
We're not in Kansas anymore. - Dorothy

lozzy42
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   Posted 7/23/2011 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all, I have changed my diet completely and I'm certainly not getting the real acid burning choking sensation I had when it all started. What I have found is if I eat just one thing wrong it can upset the apple cart for a few days. I am fairly new to this, I started having symptoms in May this year. When it first started, I had terrible acid and breathing problems. I couldn't walk around for to long as I would get so breathless I was also suffering from burning ribs, stomach pains, and a sensation of a knot being in my throat. That has all gone apart from when I eat something that doesn't agree with me. I have had a couple of biopsies one of which I know they're looking for H pylori, but I don't get them back for just over two weeks so I don't know whether I have a loose LES or not, I did have some photo's of the endoscopy and one was of the camera going through my LES which did seem like a snug fit but I can't be sure?? I was also wondering if the H pylori virus can cause reflux, and if so with antibiotics could this be an end to a horrible acid nightmare. Loz x

P.s Forget to mention, I did raise my bed Jesse and it really has helped. Cheers xx turn

sk55
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   Posted 7/23/2011 10:14 PM (GMT -6)   
hi Lozzy,

glad to hear the bed lift worked!

h. pylori typically causes stomach ulcers, i don't think it can cause LPR reflux. (my opinion)

if it did Reflux would be soo easy to cure.

if you palpate (touch) your stomach area does it feel tender? h. pylori can also cause gastritis.

H. pylori is tough bacteria usually have to take 3 different antibiotics and PPI for 14 days to cure.



-Jesse

somedaysarediamonds
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   Posted 7/24/2011 7:53 AM (GMT -6)   
My GI doc thought for sure I would have the bacteria due to the gastritis and pain but I didn't. People really do vary so much with their symptoms, what works to help their symptoms and what doesn't etc.I never cease to be amazed at it.

Take care everyone . . .
We're not in Kansas anymore. - Dorothy

opnwhl4
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   Posted 7/24/2011 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
lozzy42-
Have you had a manometry/ PH study yet? The manometry is a good test, but mot much fun. It shows the pressures on the esophagus and how much pressure there is at the LES. It also will show if there is any motility issues.

Take care,
Bill
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