Anyone with Laryngopharyngeal reflux experiencing 100% relief of symptoms? New to this whole thing

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efit
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Date Joined May 2011
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   Posted 7/28/2011 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi fellow sufferers,

I was wondering if anyone could offer me some success stories regarding treatment / cure of LPR. Here is my story: I got gastritis suddenly one day in April and in 4 days it progressed to heartburn and gastritis. I took PPI's for 8 weeks and then stopped cold turkey. The gastritis was gone but the heartburn remained ever so slightly. It's been 6 weeks since stopping the meds and I have had a total of 3 pain-free weeks. Sad to say, the burn has now returned but this time, it's LPR. I've been reading all these scary things on the internet stating that LPR is more difficult to treat than GERD and it does NOT respond well to meds meaning I will NEVER be 100% pain-free. I also read that PPI's eventually quit being effective and the dosage must be increased and sometimes they fail to work at all! I shudder at taking PPI's for the rest of my life (I'm only 29) if they don't work 100%. Plus, I read they cause calcium, vit D, and vit B12 depletion plus more we may not know of since they haven't been around for a long time. I would like to just go ahead and have surgery if that will fix it so I can avoid taking meds forever that will cause a cascade of other health issues. I would like to hear from folks who have achieved successful remission / relief of symptoms and now live a HAPPY productive life without constantly being aware of their symptoms. Can you exercise? I teach high impact aerobics and lift weights daily so I am concerned about my quality of life. Sorry to ramble, I'm just scared and feel alone. Any words of experience and wisdom are appreciated.

God Bless,
Liz

Jacket923
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   Posted 7/28/2011 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   
If anyone was experiencing 100% relief they wouldn't be on this board (except for a couple of people I have seen). Try the lifestyle changes, the meds etc for a year or so and if they still aren't working to relieve 80% of your symptoms then you might want to strongly consider surgery. I am only 19, and I am about to have surgery in the next 6 months. It sucks really bad, but you just have to remind yourself of people out there who have it much worse than you....its the only thing that helps me.

mock turtle
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   Posted 7/28/2011 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   
it is true that the vast majority of people who hang out at the boards, this or others, are people for the most part who continue to face challenges

there are some who return to comment, who have experienced significant success and what to share their story as a matter of hope

i read a statistic , and im sorry i can not give you a link, it was long ago, but of those who implement life style changes more than 25 % experience substantial improvement or in some cases total remission.

its not a black or white situation, you can get better , and at your age i would bet you will live to see the invention of drugs and procedures that will eliminate this disease as we know it. many here have had great success with fundoplication and other procedures.

dont give up hope.... and... you are not alone

btw, athletes who do endurance exercises esp long distance running are noted to have a higher risk of gerd

couchtater
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   Posted 7/29/2011 6:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I had LPR and the surgery was a success for me. I answered your other post. :)
Joy

efit
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Date Joined May 2011
Total Posts : 127
   Posted 7/29/2011 8:14 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Joy,

Thank you for responding to my post but unfortunately I am unable to see your post.  It's not showing up there. The last post I see is from the moderator who said you had had a 270 degree Nissen and telling me to start a new post. Maybe I just don't know how to work this thing. Is it under another heading perhaps? Sorry :)

 

Thanks!

Liz


couchtater
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   Posted 7/29/2011 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I started a new thread for you with the answers it has your name in the title.
Joy

Rachella001
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Date Joined Oct 2013
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   Posted 10/22/2013 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
Currently trying the pharmaceutical route for my lpr, post viral vagal neuropathy, left vocal paralysis....whatever you want to call it. However I didn't realize how helpful the vitamin/supplement regime was I was on until getting off. I would say I was 70% better on the following:

Vitamin d drops
Magnesium/zinc/ calcium supplement
6 mg of melatonin

If you have lpr due to nerve issues this will help you! Good luck friends.
Write me if you have any questions.
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