Breathing difficulty with LPR? Very distressing.

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electracat
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   Posted 10/11/2014 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel like I keep reading about symptoms of LPR, and I'm like, oh, glad I don't have that one! And then the next day I do. What a fun collection of symptoms!! Not really...:(

Last night (nights are the worst) I felt unwell, weak, fatigued. And I felt a 'heaviness' on my chest, almost like after exhaling my body didn't feel like inhaling again. A little freaky.

Later that night, I felt it more, and I guess I turned it into a full-blown anxiety attack, waking BF up and freaking out. I thought maybe I needed to go to hospital and get an inhaler, maybe I really couldn't breathe. Only after I'd expelled (didn't even know I needed to) some gunk from my lungs (or throat?) did the 'heaviness' abate.

Scary and distressing. I've seen 'breathing problems' associated with LPR, so I'm sure lots of you have experienced this. Thanks for letting me vent. Wish we all didn't have to deal with this crap.

cokie
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   Posted 10/13/2014 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been diagnosed with LPR too and it is very frustrating..I am constantly clearing my throat of mucus and feeling the sensation of a lump in my throat..The PPIs haven't helped me either in the three weeks I have taken them but my doctor says it may take longer...I believe mine started with taking a digestive enzyme which contain pepsin (acid) but it has been going on for 4 months now..

cocodycey
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   Posted 10/13/2014 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
My symptoms had lasted for three months now and are slowly fading upon combination of the following:
DGL, up to 6 tables a day, very strong probiotics from Enzymatic Therapy or Renew Life. The all vegetarian (no pepsin) digestive enzyme (Enzycore) and I am thinking of adding liver support as partially the belching may be delivering acid together with bile to the throat. Try a combination of these and see if it helps you. Ppi did not help for me, if anything my stomach as feeling very sore and I was not feeling well at all.

cocodycey
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   Posted 10/13/2014 12:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I wanted to add that my ENT recommended the following to heal the throat--steam the face twice a day for 5 minutes (to denature pepsin). I have also tried a combination of turmeric, cinnamon and manuka honey to treat the throat. Very soothing. Drinking Essentia is supposed to denature pepsid as well. Do not eat anything below ph5 so that the pepsin in your throat stays deactivated. No vinegar at all! No chocolate or drinks. This is very important for throat healing.

electracat
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   Posted 10/13/2014 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, everyone. Any particular diet that has helped? I've gone off carbs, mostly, at advice of nutritionist. Now was going to start Fast Tract, but, Cocodycey--sounds like the low-acid diet works for you?

cokie
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   Posted 10/14/2014 4:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Coco dicey
What lab tests diagnosed your LPR? And what were your initial symptoms?
My ENT suggested that LPR is what I have because she did a scope which revealed redness and inflammation of my vocal cords and larynx.
I have been on 40 mg. of Protonix for three weeks and have not seen much improvement, consequently, she just added 150 mg of Ranitidine before bed..
My symptoms are the constant throat clearing, slight hoarseness at times and neck pain while sleeping..
These symptoms have been with me a little over four months...at times, the throat clearing drives me crazy.. Were your symptoms similar?
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