LPR symptoms out of the blue.

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Gewarn
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   Posted 8/12/2014 6:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi.

I have had problems with hearthburn all my life, and it's probably related to my hiatal hernia. about two month ago I decided to try to get of the ppis I've been on for 5 years. The first weeks everything seemed to go great but then I started to get problems. I realised I wouldn't be able to make it, and I've been back on 40mg omeprazole a day, which has given me full relief in the past. All the symptoms are now gone again except one. I have a sore throat and my voice is really weak and breaks. about a week ago I lost my voice, and it feels like it's still recovering from that. I also have alot of mucus in my throat. This worries me because in the past my symptoms has only been hearthburn related and I have never had any LPR symptoms. No I'm really regretting quitting the ppis. In addition to the ppis i also take anti histamines, L-glutamine, Slippery elm, Magnesium, L-cystein, Probiotics, Iberogast and Digestive enzymes.

Since I've never experienced LPR before, could the digestive enzymes be refluxing up the throat and couse it? Will the sore throat disappear now when I'm back on the ppis and if so how long will it take? Do you have any tips on how I can give the throat some relief?

Trotters
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   Posted 8/12/2014 7:44 AM (GMT -6)   
In my experience, LPR symptoms can literally happen overnight and out of the blue.

I know that when I came off my PPI for my fist PH study, the rebound acid I had was horrific. Perhaps this is what has happened to you?

I have recently had a second ph probe test done following a nissen fundo as I still have symptoms. I was told by the Dr performing the test that even one teeny tiny drop of acid onto the throat/upper aiways causes days and days of injury and takes a good while to heal.

I really hope you start to feel better soon GERD/LPR are horrible diseases and I think people underestimate the misery they cause.

Good luck

Gewarn
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   Posted 8/12/2014 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi and thanks for your answer.

Yes it maybe have been the rebound causing it all, but I've been back on them for over a week and I'm still hoarse and having throat pain. Do you have any ideas what I can do to help the healing?

I'm sorry to hear that, how long post op are you?

Trotters
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   Posted 8/12/2014 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I really wished I could help, unfortunately I'm in the same boat as you despite having the op 3 months ago and still being plagued with symptoms. I have been told by Doctors though that once the damage is there it can take a very very Long time to heal and leaves the areas very sensitive to even a small amount of acid. I'm like you and just wished there was something to ease the symptoms.. I have no idea what's going to happen with my situation as I've had the op with no relief but hey ho

If you manage to find any solutions please let me know!
Take good care
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