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!