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   Posted 12/28/2012 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm hoping someone will know this: My only symptoms is a cough (which is slowly improving on Elavil & low acid diet) and very occasionally the burning vapor in my throat. Maybe once a week for the day. But the next day it is always gone and the cough is back. (i'm soooo grateful for that because the acidy vapor days are horrible and I can't believe some people have it all the time :((((

I was wondering if the fact that I rarely have any pain is a good sign that not so much acid is going up there?

Thanks in advance!

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   Posted 12/28/2012 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   
hey! obviously i dont know the answer to your question cus we have talked..but there are days where i think im better and then the next day im not(and im sure you experienced that early on too) I was thinking about trying Elavil as does this help? I am so glad that you are feeling seem really amazing and you deserve a great life. :)

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   Posted 12/28/2012 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks! I'm so not amazing but i'll take it :)

I wonder if i'm better because my husband and son are away and i've been alone a lot, not talking which also makes me cough. I'll soon find out since they come back on Sunday!

The Elavil is used to calm my vagus nerve (and i think a lot of other nerves) which might be contributing to this cough. It's called a Neurogenic cough and I have both (neurogenic and LPR). Since I've been taking it I've coughed less frequently.

The crazy thing is whenever I think "wow I haven't coughed in a half hour" or something like that, 100% of the time I start to need to cough... I'm talking a cough I can't hold back with a crazy tickle in my throat. If i try to hold it back my eyes stream with tears. What the heck is that about???? The mind body connection is crazy.

PS I am weaning off reflux meds, stopped the Prilosec and replaced it with four times a day Zantac. Actually 3 times a day now, next week 2, the week after 1 and the week after that I get tested: 24 hour PH test, etc. I'm being good about my diet but I drink water before bed. I can't not. Ugh this SUCKS!!!!!!!!

PPS Did i tell you I stopped ativan cold turkey when I was on a very low dose? I had been taking it for years and I had no trouble doing it. I mean you should still ask a doctor but just an FYI because I know you are nervous about it. It's MUCH harder to get off the PPI's!
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