Has anyone been cured of LPR / Silent Reflux?

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rrbkh
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   Posted 6/25/2017 5:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I'm wondering if anyone on here has cured or successfully managed their LPR for a long period of time?

Im 20 years old and have had LPR / Silent Reflux symptoms (hoarseness, sore throat, cough, stinging burps) for a year now, after having typical GERD for a year prior to that. I've been on varying dose PPIs and H2 blockers for the past year, as well as trying probiotics, digestive enzymes, slippery elm, alkaline water etc. My most recent endoscopy showed no esophagitis or esophageal irritation but a very, very mild, almost unnoticeable hiatial hernia. I've made diet changes, however have struggled to follow a completely strict diet (no coffee, no spice) for more than a month at a time. (bad i know) Often I feel when I follow a strict limited diet and take my high dose PPIs my symptoms get worse confused But I've been trying to stay positive. I have been following this forum and several others for a while now and it seems like everyone is in the same boat of not really improving. If anyone has successfully cured or currently managing their symptoms I'd love to hear from you and how you achieved this.

Thanks so so much guys,
rebekah

Alcie
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   Posted 6/26/2017 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Forget the hernia, the fad treatments and the strict diet. No diet is right for everyone. There is no real cure for GERD either, if it's caused by a bad valve in the esophagus (usually the lower esophageal sphincter or LES).

If you have what I call reflux events, or heaving from the esophagus after eating something it doesn't like, then you can keep a "food journal" and find out what foods to avoid.

If you have leaking into the esophagus when you are in bed, the problem is likely a loose LES and you can try sleeping propped up by various methods.

To keep the contents of the stomach non-acid the only thing that works after antacids is H2 blockers, or if it's worse, PPIs. You can do fine for a long time with a loose LES if your refluxate is non-acid. I managed for about 20 years.

The only "cure" for a loose LES is surgery. Since you don't have a hernia, one of the less dramatic types might be OK for you. I don't recommend surgery. It's not fun. If you can find something simple like I did, which was avoiding trigger foods, I'd avoid surgery.

Of course, forums are no substitute for real medical care. We're not doctors!

lovethismoment
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   Posted 6/30/2017 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I finally "cured" my LPR after probably about 5 years of suffering.

I still have to eat a fairly strict diet. I can have anything I want in moderation except grains, which I avoid completely.

It was a combination of treating the bacterial imbalance/H.Pylori, releasing tension around the stomach and diaphragm, recolonizing my gut with good bacteria, taking supplements to tighten the LES and heal the damage from reflux, and an elimination diet to figure out food sensitivities.

My LPR was silent reflux for ages and after a few years of PPIs I ended up with really terrible full-on regurgitation GERD.

It has been over 2 years since I created a protocol and healed myself. It is totally possible.

I'm putting together some videos for youTube and a little blog to try to help others. It's way more work than I expected but hopefully it will help some people stop suffering the way I was suffering.

wajay
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   Posted 7/11/2017 5:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Ok, first post. 60 years old, had hiatus hernia 20 years ago when grossly overweight.
Recently had continual sore throat/hoarseness after experiencing occasional throat spasms/difficulty swallowing.
After multiple expensive tests, diagnosed with silent reflux & put on Nexium (PPI). Suffered bad side effects and research indicates this is not a pleasant long term alternative. Chucked the meds in the bin a week ago.

Yesterday I saw my kinesiologist and have good results to report.
1. I had a small hiatus hernia happening again. Adjusted.
2. My whole digestive system would shut down when I went to sleep. Turned back on.
3. Four valves in my digestive tract not functioning correctly. Reset
4. Identified I have zero good bacteria in my gut, and the correct probiotics I need. Metagenics arrive tomorrow.

Got off the slab feeling different, like a better kind of normal. Abdominal discomfort almost totally gone.
Last night I had the best, most effective sleep that I can remember. I woke at 5am (no alarm) bouncing out of bed full of energy, revitalized and mentally alert. THAT IS NOT NORMAL FOR ME!

So I am looking forward to tomorrow morning ................ might go walking before breakfast.
Then wait for the postman. I'm hoping the 8 week course of probiotics will settle the final bit of abdominal discomfort as I get my bacteria back in balance.

wajay
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   Posted 7/11/2017 5:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Will update results .....................

Tommyc
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   Posted 7/11/2017 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
lovethismoment
Can you post what has helped you?

middleaged1
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   Posted 7/11/2017 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Diet, diet, diet. I no longer have symptoms.

josin
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   Posted 7/13/2017 8:42 AM (GMT -6)   
i have been basically cured of it yes. Linx procedure and the occasional rennie. done

Tommyc
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   Posted 7/13/2017 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
What works for me is strong probiotic 30 to 100 billion, bone broth, l glutamine, zinc carnosine and DGL
Then I take a zantac 2 or 3 times a month if anything flares up
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I forgot to add, Aloe helps, I buy the stalk and scrape out the gel and mix it with pomegranate. I have the bed on raisers, and I need to not get above 190lbs. 185 seems right for me. That 5 lbs makes a huge difference for me

Post Edited (Nottommyc) : 7/19/2017 11:49:25 AM (GMT-6)


wajay
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   Posted 7/17/2017 4:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Update:
7 days into the new me. Cannot believe I sleep so well now that I wake early every morning between 5-6am with no alarm. Old me averaged 8.5 hours a night with a slow start to the day. I now average 6.5hours and bounce out of bed to go walking.
Absolute zero abdominal discomfort, better toilet habits, and noticed today my sore throat has disappeared.

Zero meds, just 2 supplements to balance my stomach bacteria and enzymes etc.

Other side benefits, so much clearer in my thinking, happiness and energy that others can see and comment. My only bit of current anxiety, I don't want this new to me life experience, to ever end.
Every dawn is exciting .................

nemiren
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   Posted 7/19/2017 3:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi. I have all the horrible symptoms and i am very interested in a protocol that a member (lovethismoment) mentioned. Also, where can i find your youtube channel? My main symptoms are air hunger, difficult inhaling 'sufficient' air and throat tightness.

Tommyc
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   Posted 7/27/2017 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
pretty sure you cant do that here

lovethismoment
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   Posted 7/27/2017 3:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Tommyc said...
pretty sure you cant do that here


No problem. Deleted.

Dmitriy
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   Posted 8/2/2017 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had LPR for about 4 years. It took me about a year to figure it all out and determine what works for me. I eat everything, I drink alcohol, but everything in moderation. My biggest triggers were overeating and eating too late at night, which I cut out. My portions are on small side (and I am used to it), I don't eat 2-3 hours before workout, and I don't eat 3-4 hours before going to sleep.

I take no medication except for occasional Gaviscon Advance which I order on Amazon from UK. This version has an ingredient (seaweed) that is more effective in stopping reflux, and it is not approved in US. I take it if I break one of the rules above. I also sleep on wedge pillow if I eat too close to bed time.

I don't know if I can call it cured but at this point my LPR is very managable, and I can go for months without any symptoms.

rainybow
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   Posted 8/3/2017 3:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Lose weight, eat small meals slowly, no caffeine or alcohol, sleep propped up, nil by mouth 3hrs before bed... I 'managed' my GERD and silent reflux like this for years before it was diagnosed beacuse my voice changed. From then I was on increasing strengths of PPIs until my partial (270) posterior fundoplication in may. Best thing i ever did. PPIs are horrible drugs to be on long term.

XKitty56
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   Posted 1/29/2018 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
middleaged1 said...
Diet, diet, diet. I no longer have symptoms.

XKitty56
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   Posted 1/29/2018 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Middleaged1 could you tell me what your diet is

jana lively
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   Posted 2/28/2018 8:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I would love to know siet as well. I had a heck of a time quitting Coke Zero, so addictive. Can we tolerate hot tea if I maybe add pH drops to make it more alkaline? I need something besides water.

NaturalHealer101
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   Posted 3/8/2018 11:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I have the same issue, with pain developing on one side of my throat when it gets bad.
I’ve done a lot of research into natural remedies and have read in a few places that contrary to commonly held assumptions, this may actually be caused by TOO LITTLE ACID in the stomach. When there is too little stomach acid, the valve to the stomach apparently relaxes which can result in some of the stomach acid entering the esophagus. It is counter-intuitive, but I have found that now, anytime I feel the pain in my throat, I drink an ounce or two of white vinegar or apple cider vinegar, and it goes away within the span of 10-15 minutes.

I’m curious if anyone has tried this remedy and if it’s worked for you? I’m not sure if it’s a “cure” but it seems like a step in the right direction - albeit a very different direction than most doctors seem to advise

Cat144
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   Posted 4/25/2018 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone have advice for me?:

I've had LPR for 8 months, found out I have a "small hiatal hernia." The doc who did my endoscopy said he had to dilate/stretch out my esophagus because acid had caused my throat to narrow or stricture. I did take PPIs for 6 weeks and Zantac at night.

I'm not much better and it's kind of hard following the low-acid, low-fat diet. The hardest for me is no coffee. I still cave in once a week or once every two weeks and have a half-caff, half-decaf coffee with milk. Other than that I am following the diet.

Does anyone know how I might improve? Is the cause of my LPR the "small hiatal hernia"? Am I going to reflux no matter what?

Thanks so much. CW

BTW, avocadoes and black beans trigger my reflux. I don't know if that's a clue to my troubles...

opera_lad
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   Posted 4/27/2018 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
@lovethismoment

Would you please share more? I would love to hear more about how you cured yourself!

I am literally in your same situation and I can hardly bear it anymore.
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