I was stressed out at the time, eating poorly, lots of carbs and fats. I got sick with a upper respiratory infection that lasted a month. At the time Dr. Misdiagnosed the LPR, so i took a ton of different antibiotics for a month.
Started out at night time reflux, affecting my throat wasn't bad at first like a sore throat. Then i didn't know anything about
the koufman diet so i was still eating alot of acidic things, then after like 2 weeks it exploded to barely able to eat anything and severe throat burns in my throat.
i would say i am about
80-90% healed now, symptoms are like minor sore throat. The only issues is if i am not careful with what i do, I get can get a decent burn on my throat which sets you back like a month in healing.
I also basically stopped eating at any restaurants, which sucks socially.
I was able to completely cut out 2x max dose PPI Nexium 40mg. But my doctor put me back on it with a different PPI.
I tried a bunch of supplements didn't really work. Right now i take probiotics, which seem to help somewhat.
Try to control my stress and anxiety which seems to be helping alot. Diet seems to be the biggest factor for me right now, I am almost leaning towards like fasting for a day or 2... See if i get more healing done. I noticed feeling great when i fasted one day.
I am constantly learning more things about
what to eat, hopefully i'll get the combination right.
I am definitely gonna get the lab testing done.
One thing i also notice people getting Lap Fundo surgery, doesn't seem to have a high success rate regarding LPR. If you think about
it, all surgery does its tighten UP the LES, causing more pressure build up down there.
It doesn't solve the problem if lower intestinal gas is blasting the LES
open and spraying your throat with acid.
Some testing you might want to consider is the low acid test. Heisenberg capsule testing.
Some people have low acid, thus some get relif taking Apple Cider Vinegar. low acid can give you GERD syptomps. You can ask your nuropath about
taking HCL pills.
I tried it for a weeks, seems to work but then i had big belch from too much broccolli (which i avoid now to this day) and i got a decent burn on my esophagus.
HCL with pepsin is better the ACV for people with LPR, since it basically does the same thing, but your not burning your throat with acid since its a pill.
You need to be very careful with HCL like 1 pill a day with a protein meal... then you scale up slowly... definitely would have your doctor monitor you when you do it. It is basically stomach acid in a pill.
You might want to try low carb like under 20 net carbs a week or 2. You'll be surprised how much symptom reduction you get in 2 weeks. At any rate it will give you a clue where your gas is coming from.
regarding H. pylori, my 2 cents its pretty tough to kill, i doubt any natural supplements will get rid of it. You should get a urea breath test confirm the lab results.
Typically you would get gastritis, tender stomach or stomach ulcers cause of h. pylori. one usually takes combination antibiotics to kill it. The trick is to get the right combo.
ask your doctor about
sequential antibiotic therapy, it has a better success rate.
In summary, LPR is like a big puzzle, some times you need to eat this, stop PPI, or start PPI again, the symptoms are the key. Once you resolve all your symptoms you'll prob be cured.
Post Edited (sk55) : 1/29/2012 11:30:09 AM (GMT-7)