I think I have LPR, I'm worried and I have questions

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   Posted 7/4/2013 12:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I'm a 21 year old male and I've never previously had any real medical conditions so this is worrying me. about 2 and a half weeks ago I randomly felt a lump in the back of my throat that I couldn't swallow back, and it became difficult for me to swallow food. Additionally, after eating I would feel somewhat short of breath and half a dry cough that lasted a little while. After eating sometimes my stomach feels upset, and is gargly. I also sometimes have to burp a lot after eating and will burp up the food i just ate. Finally, my throat constantly feels like it has a lot of mucus in it. I think I've only experienced heartburn like once in the last two weeks though.

So I went to a doctor and he said he thought it was an acid reflux problem and prescribed a proton pump inhibitor (40 mg Omeprazole). It's been 2 and half weeks however and I haven't experienced any improvement, I really just want to be able to swallow again. I feel like i'm going to start losing weight because it's hard to eat.

So I guess my questions are, does this sound pretty much like LPR? When should I see improvement, or should I go back to see him now (my condition hasn't gotten any better or worse)? Also are antacids okay to take for symptoms other than heartburn (such as the cough)? This is causing me to worry a lot and I don't want this to develop into anything more serious. Thank you for reading!

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Date Joined Jun 2011
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   Posted 7/4/2013 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
sounds like LPR. you should look for the koufman diet thread on this forum and follow that. If your drink a coke and get symptomps right away its more than likely LPR. so you should try the koufman induction diet for 2-3 weeks see if it helps. you also want to eat things easy to digest.

you might also want to try to eat less carbs and sweets which i believe makes symptomps worse. you should see symptomps getting better in 3 weeks to a months if you get your diet right.

i am on a paleo low acid type of diet, which seems to work for me. everyones different so figure out what right for you will take some trial and error.
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