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Burngirl
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   Posted 1/12/2014 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
So my journey began in September of last year, 4 1/2 months ago. I went to my GI doc because I was feeling nauseated for a couple of days. He thought I might be having some gastric irritation and told me to take prilosec. Decided that I would be a "good" patient I started taking the stuff. My nausea disappeared pretty much immediately. After a few days I decided to stop taking the prilosec as I don't like to be on any medication unnecessarily. No more nausea, eating anything I want, until the following week when I developed a very sore throat. I thought I had strep. Tests negative, but the family physician told me I should resume prilosec in case it was reflux. Started prilosec but burn persisted. GI doc advised to take pepcid or zantac in addition. Wow, more meds! Not what I wanted to hear. I would get better, but as soon as I tried to stop, the burn returned with a vengeance. This went on until about Christmas. Again I tried to wean off the PPI (I was on Nexium now) but continued taking pepcid ac at night. Christmas day I was eating and drinking anything I wanted without any problems. New Year's Eve, that familiar burn returned and won't let up. I am now scheduled for manometry and 24 hour pH study next week. What's crazy is the burning will start after eating something as simple as a bowl of cereal, but won't be as bad after eating pasta with tomato sauce !!!!! Go figure! My family doctor thinks it might just be allergies, and told me to start using Flonase and taking Claritin. I am eager, no make that desperate, to get some answers. I keep worrying that if this is in fact reflux, this burn will in fact burn my delicate esophageal lining!!! Although when they look in my throat, they say it does;t look bad at all. ANYONE OUT THERE EXPERIENCED/EXPERIENCING SIMILAR PROBLEM???? HELP!!!! smhair

vickinc
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   Posted 1/13/2014 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I am having similar symptoms. It sounds like you have larynogopharyngeal reflux. Very different than typical GERD. Do some research. You will need to drastically change your diet. The book "Dropping Acid" by Jamie Koufman was the most helpful.

Burngirl
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   Posted 1/13/2014 1:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your response. Are you on medication? I was on PPI' s for about three months then switched to pepcid. Not doing much b in the way of relief.

LPR-X-CON
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   Posted 1/15/2014 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi
Sure sounds like LPR.
Get a pharyngeal PH test. this should rule out (or in ) the possiblity of LPR(ask Doc about it, if he does'nt know ditch him and go to another until you find one who knows about it).
I regret not seeking answers more aggressively a long time ago.
I am a loOong timer and my advice is not to go on regular medication routine until you put a name tag to your problem
My LPR is caused possibly by an existing hiatal hernia so i have opted for the surgery to patch things up

LPR-X-CON
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   Posted 1/15/2014 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
P.S my throat did not look bad at all either, but it felt worse than childbirth at times!
good luck
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