i have a procedure coming up and im pretty anxious about
the whole thing
i got my doc to prescribe a short course of lorazepam, a benzodiazepine to calm me down in the days leading up to the procedure
so for two days now at a dose of .5mg bid i have experienced no reflux that i am aware of
i say, that i am aware of, because i realize, it is possible that the sedative effect of the meds may be masking the experience
this i know, when ever i reflux i produce big quantities of phlegm, i cough a lot, and my throat gets swollen,
none of this has happened, so i suspect the reflux events have been at least greatly diminished
i suspect the calming down i got from the lorazepam helped my LES to stop twitching
open and close
i have heard that baclofen has ben prescribed to halt TLESRs (inappropriate
opening of the LES)
and i have read that baclofen has a similar mode of action to benzodiazepines!!
i wonder if it is true that the lorazepam decreased or stopped my reflux events!! ??
so last night i put it to the test
was invited to friends house for a holiday BBQ and i broke 3 rules
i ate two trigger foods (tomatoes and garden mint that was in a salad) had seconds of BBQ chicken, and drank two beers.
and once again i feel no signs of reflux?! whats goin? this is wild
Post Edited (mock turtle) : 9/4/2011 9:36:45 AM (GMT-6)