LPR - had endo the other day and have h pylori?

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   Posted 4/4/2014 7:14 AM (GMT -6)   
So I've been reading EVERYTHING on google about 'lump in throat' feeling over the past few months! I had gotten myself into such a state over it that I was convinced I had cancer! I know I have issues with LPR. I remember when pregnant I had HORRID sinus issues and coughing. I clear my throat more than most. I think my LPR got recently aggravated, ironically, after losing a few pounds (I wasn't overweight to start - more like going from BMI of 23 down to 20) and doing my workout often directly after dinner just because that's the only time I had to do it. I never wanted to wait to eat until after because if I eat too close to bed, I get reflux symptoms and also just feel sick/hot all night.

Anyway, that's just some background. The doctor called me yesterday afternoon. He was like, "How are you?" and I was like, "Fine." And I asked how he was and he said "Fine" or "Okay" or something sounding really serious - OMG I thought he was calling to give me REALLY bad news! Wow! Anyway, it was 'only' the h pylori thing and he wants me to do the typical 3-drug treatment.

I'm going to start today or tomorrow - but I'm VERY scared because when I tried Prilosec at the start of this whole thing it made me feel REALLY bad - like my food would NOT digest at all. I lost 3 pounds in the week I was on it! I was scared to eat. I guess I decided to just suck it up this time, drink my alkaline water and hope that helps, and eat VERY little to try to avoid some of the sick feeling. I want to get this h pylori thing gone and then start the process of hopefully healing my throat.

Anyway, I guess my question is do you think the h pylori could be a factor in my LPR? One thing I do do is burp quite a bit, and maybe that is caused by the h pylori and aggravating the LPR?

I'm getting 'dropping acid' today at the library. I feel like I can cut back - I've already stopped adding 'True Lemon' to my water back 2 months ago. I've stopped all soda. I'm eating smaller portions and trying to avoid anything that makes me 'burp'. I don't eat after like 5 pm. But one thing I haven't stopped is my coffee - though I do follow it in the morning with my alkaline water. I guess after I read the book, I'll decide what I have to do for this. Maybe I can switch to coffee enema? ;) Haha, just kidding!

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   Posted 4/4/2014 8:59 AM (GMT -6)   

Welcome to HealingWell. I am sorry it is under these circumstances but we do stick pretty close together and everyone on here is so supportive and kind so please stick with us and we will help you in any way we can.


I have read that underlying cause of  LPR may be   an H. Pylori infection. The way I understand it (and by no means am I an expert re this topic) the pylori bug gets into the stomach lining and proceeds to LOWER (yes, lower!)the acidity of your stomach contents. This has two effects:

1) Food is processed more slowly through your system because your acid is lowered, and the acid is what breaks down the food. Food hangs around making you burp and pressing up against your lower sphincter.

2) Your sphincters start to lose tonicity (their stretchy strength). This happens because your sphincters react to proper levels of acid in your stomach by closing tightly, but now you don't have enough stomach acid for them to react strongly enough to make a completely tight closure.

3) You start to experience heartburn or symptoms of silent reflux so you take acid neutralizers or proton pump inhibitors. So, the acid levels in your stomach are further reduced. The H. Pylori loves this and thrives.

Just one theory..................




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