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   Posted 6/15/2012 5:16 AM (GMT -6)   
How long does lpr take to get better i have been on anti acids and changed my diet and i still get mucus in throat.

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   Posted 6/15/2012 6:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Mine started in April.. and I m still having the mucus in throat.

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   Posted 6/15/2012 6:11 AM (GMT -6)   
These acid reflux conditions tend to be life-long, but symptoms can be reduced through various meds and lifestyle changes.  Some people have surgery if other strategies don't work.  Are you taking something like TUMS?  You may need something stronger, you should see your doctor.
The Koufman diet has been most helpful in reducing my symptoms, though I also take meds (Zantec) and employ lots of lifestyle changes.

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   Posted 6/15/2012 6:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Mine started around 5 years ago but only recently was I properly diagnosed. Taking PPIs for some time now and I can actually feel it working, my cough didn't disappear completely, but has subsided. Still, I don't want my cough to stay the way it is and according to another forum user JPT it's very harmful for the lungs so if few more weeks of PPI's and diet don't fix the issue I'm going to consider the surgery. I have great hopes in LINX, but it's going to be very expensive for me...

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   Posted 6/15/2012 7:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I got the following info from my ENT :)

The sense of a lump in the throat is called globus, and may result from chronic reflux laryngitis or increased tension in the upper esophageal muscles behind the voice box. Increase in secretions in the throat results in habitual throat clearing. These secretions may be mistaken as post-nasal drip or "phlegm". A patient with night reflux may awaken with a sore, irritated throat and a gravely voice. Muscle tension in the larynx may lead to vocal difficulty, trouble swallowing, and in severe cases to choking spells and airway obstruction. Heartburn, the typical sympton of gastroesophgeal reflux may not be present when the throat is affected.

This is true for me.. because there are one day I got a indigestion? heartburn? (like food stuck in chest feeling the WHOLE DAY!) and the 'phlgem' seems to have mysteriously disappeared... Then the heartburn went off and the 'phglem' came back. :(

Post Edited (fireworks) : 6/15/2012 6:37:01 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 6/15/2012 7:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi superville,
Sorry to hear you're having problems with LPR symptoms.  Since they are very similar to allergic response, I have to ask if there's any chance that there might be an allergy component here.  Pollen counts have been very high for months.
Good luck getting things cleared up,

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   Posted 6/15/2012 10:16 AM (GMT -6)   
The literature says 6 months of double dose PPIs should be the proper medical trial.

I happen to think that would help for certain LPR symptoms (irritated vocal chords) but not others (bitter taste in throat).

If you have access to a doctor, you should get tested to make sure it's LPR (many doctors are not familiar with it and may consider them atypical GERD) and do whatever therapy they recommend. That way you can continue through testing and treatment with the docs knowing they already tried the medical approach.

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   Posted 6/16/2012 12:05 PM (GMT -6)

Interesting 2012 article on LPR studying effects of fasting e.g. during Ramadan - fasting increases LPR.

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