Can PPIs actually cause/make LPR worse?

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   Posted 10/5/2011 1:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,

I've been wondering whether PPIs could actually cause/make LPR worse in some cases? Prior to starting on PPIs I had very irregular episodes of LPR - so irregular that it never even concerned me and I would never have thought that they were a result of something being wrong with my body. It's only since being treated with PPIs over the past few months that my LPR symptoms have got worse, and now trouble me daily. It's therefore hard not to make the link between the two things. I suppose it's possible that my LPR has just got worse on its own and it would have done regardless of the PPIs, but I do wonder. I'm due to have a gastroscopy at the end of this month so have to come off the PPIs for two weeks prior to that, so it will be interesting to see what happens then. But I wondered if anyone had any information/experience on this? For me, my daily throat symptoms are more annoying and are making me more miserable than the occasional pains I was getting in my stomach, chest and back.



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   Posted 10/5/2011 9:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Interesting study I remember reading somewhere awhile ago.  It said two doses of PPI greatly reduced acid coming up while sleeping but it also made the non-acid (bile, enzymes) reflux increase while sleeping. Thinking is regular acid reflux will hit your throat and make you wake up, but the non acid may do more damage by sitting in your throat and not causing you to wake up.
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