Has anyone had success with short-term use of a PPI plus diet/lifestyle modifications and use of an herbal treatment such as DGL or Iberogast? I was diagnosed with LPR a couple of weeks ago after being rushed to the hospital in Stridor from my pulmonologists office. I do have a hiatal hernia but so do most people. My ENT diagnosed me with LPR. My symptoms are total loss of my voice, Stridor and coughing. MY ENT put me on omeprazole 20.6 mg twice per day and told me to cut out chocolate, mint, caffeine, alcohol and carbonated beverages. I have Crohns and as result haven't eaten meat or poultry in about 4 years. I also don't eat much dairy. The Stridor has improved as now it only lasts for a few seconds as opposed to several minutes and my voice is back.
From what I've read about the long term effects of PPIs there is no way I plan to stay on the omeprazole for more than another couple of weeks. I added DGL to my routine on Friday and will see how that goes but am very curious about Iberogast.
Thanks for your responses.
Crohns, Psoriatic arthritis, Psoriasis in my nails, Hashimotos. Meds- Synthroid, Remicade, Methotrexate, Vitamin D, Biotin