New on here: LPR condition and suggestions plz!

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Date Joined Jan 2012
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   Posted 1/28/2012 10:12 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey everyone! i've been recently feeling worse and worse with my stomach and in the past two years i've been in and out of throat doctors telling me i have a slight acid reflux problem but no one really took me seriously, I was SO relived to be on here and see that the constant tightening of my throat and difficulty swallowing was not all in my head. I felt like i was going crazy with ALL the LPR symptoms but my question is i have no health insurance and i am desperate to cure these symtponms (the every sec throat clearing, nasuea, tightening of throat, reflux after eating) but am afraid if i go to the docs and pay out of pocket it won't get me anywhere... i see so many posts on here saying that some of the meds hardly work such as prosilec.. and this and that. what are my best options for this and should i see a throat specialists and get ph samples done or a gernal doctor about my problem?! confused confused

ANY tips will be appreciated !!

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 1/28/2012 11:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Try over the counter ppis first. If you don't find relief then go to a primary doctor for perscription.

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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 1/29/2012 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi rizlla,
Welcome to Healing Well! As I was reading your post, I came up with the same answer as Joy.  While OTC Prilosec is still pretty expensive, it's nothing in comparison of what you'll pay searching for answers via doctors.  So give them a try.  Typical doses start at 20mg once a day, usually about a half hour before dinner. From there docs go to higher doses, and sometimes even add one in the morning.  I'm sure directions are given on the box.
Another thing you can try is to elevate the head of your bed by putting blocks, wood, or bed-risers under the legs of the bed.  That way gravity is helping to keep the acid in your stomach during the nighttime hours.  Often people have their worst reflux while sleeping, because acid can easily migrate into the esophagus.  The bed should be elevated 6-7" to really help the most.  Don't just put a few pillows under your head, as they tend to bend your body and put even more pressure on your stomach.  A foam wedge can also help, but the ideal fix is an elevated bed.
I'm sure others will be by to add additional comments and support.
Best wishes!
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