Hi there, wanted to provide an update. Have been cut back to just taking the Omerprazole once per day, in the morning. Like I said before after about
3 days of taking the Omerprazole the "lump" in my throat seemed to go away. Today marks 1 month since I have been on the Omerprazole and I don't even know if it's really helping and I would prefer to stop it. I have 1 month left to take it before going back to my appointment with my ENT. I was looking at the results from my initial consult with her and it says..
Post Nasal Drip
The only thing I occasionally feel now is that I have like post nasal drip going down...some days are better than others, but it is CONSTANTLY on my mind, every single day wake up to go to sleep. The thing is I get relief when I lay down and when I go to sleep it's amazing I sleep flat no issue and when I wake up I feel fine it's not till about
10/11am that it sometimes feels like I gotta clear my throat but I try not to think about
it. I have changed my diet and have tried to eat a lot better this last month, but honestly, I have never had an issue with my eating....I am 6 feet tall, 200 lbs (could lose a few LB's), and my doctors say I am very healthy from all the blood tests and other tests I have done.
The reason that I feel she told me I had LPR was this.....she looks with with scope says you have white mucus on your vocal chords and it's probably from the virus you had that never fully cleared up. She goes do you have heartburn at all? I said I maybe get it once per month or every other month and I take 1 tum and it goes away....she's like you well it sounds like you have LPR from what you tell me...but she said my throat looks great minus that white mucus.
Honestly, this is taking over my life and I am having my first baby in May so I am hoping that takes my mind off things....but of course, I google and read all these stories from you all and freak out all the time and really just look forward to going to bed so I don't think about
Could this be sinus related? She did say you have a post nasal drip and shes like I wonder if that's contributing to it....I wrote her an email about
a week after my appointment and asked her if I could cut back on the meds because I felt like it was giving me abdominal pain and felt like sometimes I was having a heart attack (as soon as I dropped back to 1 day it's been way better). Here is her response back to me....
I would recommend continuing it twice daily for two weeks and then decrease to once daily. If you notice that symptoms return after decreasing dose, you can increase again to twice daily.
The prilosec helps to heal the vocal cords and this decreases the mucus that is present, so continuing the medication is the treatment.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Any advice/help would be greatly appreciated!