I have had Acid Reflux for over 7 years. Was diagnosed in 2005, went on Aciphex for a year, and was great, with no meds until this year. I'd been eating horribly for over a year and the heartburn slowly came back. I also noticed that after I ate I would cough and need to clear my throat. My doctor didn't think it was an issue. A few weeks ago, after really bad hearburn for days, my doctor prescribed me Dexilant. I went to the pharmacist in the medical building (doctor gave me a prescription card for a discount) and got the medication. I was on Dexilant 30MG (once a day) for a month (it did help but not as much as I'd hoped). I had the pharmacy transfer the prescription to my local CVS. When I picked up my next month's supply I noticed it was for 60MG. Confused, I called my doctor's office and they checked and yes, I was prescribed 60MG but for whatever reason the other pharmacy only gave me 30MG (and it was only for once a day). I started on the 60MG on Christmas Day. I don't get too much heartburn anymore but I still get the awful throat burning after I eat or drink something (and it's mainly after I drink water). I try to eat first, with no water, wait about 15 minutes, and then drink water. This helps a little. I'm becoming afraid again to eat anything!
So my question is, am I having issues because I wasn't on the full dose? Does this medication take time to work? Or is it possible I have LPR as well? I am so frustrated! I feel like my throat will never heal.