New to all this and want to say Thank You !

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Date Joined Jan 2014
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   Posted 1/22/2014 7:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,
I think I've had LPR for years and then in Nov I started getting a constant acidic taste in my mouth and that feeling of something stuck in my throat.
I went to the dentist to ask if maybe a filling was causing the nasty taste but all was fine there.  His assistant asked if I might have Reflux - ???
I also have a cough that once it's engaged my body won't stop expelling air - scares my husband every time I have it.
I finally went to my doctor and she prescribed Pantoprazole 40 mg and referred me to another doctor for a Gastroscopy.
Sadly, there's a waiting list until May 2014 so I'll have to suffer awhile I guess.
I did have the Barium swallow test and the doctor actually told me it's not a very helpful test.  It really only looks at motility in the esophagus.
Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks to all of you for sharing information about your struggles and what you've found helpful.
I have listened to a lot of it - elevated my bed-head, no more caffeine, reduced fat diet, no tomatoes, DGL before meals.  I've also added a Probiotic and Multi Enzyme to help with digestion.
My next thing is to try that Fast Track Diet I've been reading about but that will be a very, very hard sell for my husband who doesn't suffer.  He and I love going out for dinner - sucks to be me :(((

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   Posted 1/23/2014 5:35 AM (GMT -6)   

Welcome to Healing Well. Hope the PPI helps.

Take care,
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