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Joan M
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   Posted 2/2/2006 6:32 PM (GMT -7)   
fOR A COUPLE OF YEARS I'VE BEEN DIAGNOISED WITH GERD.  I HAD A SORE THROAT FOR YEARS AND YEARS BEFORE THAT AND NEVER GOT ANY HELP. ALWAYS, I HAVE A TERRIBLE TASTE IN MY MOUTH.   I HAVE A SORE THROAT ALL THE TIME.  MY THROAT IS OFTEN DRY.  I GET A LOT OF HOARSENESS AND SOMETIMES LOSE MY VOICE.  THE MEDICAL PEOPLE DISCOVERED I HAD GERD WHEN THEY PUT A CAMERA DOWN MY NOSTRIL AND DISCOVERED THE PROBLEM.  I CONSIDER MY PROGRESS WITH THIS DISEASE TO BE VERY LIMITED.  I CAN'T SEEM TO GET RID OF IT.  ANY SUGGESTIONS?  I TAKE 40 MILIGRAMS OF NEXIUM A DAY AND WATCH WHAT I EAT AND TRY NOT TO EAT OR DRINK 2 OR 3 HOURS BEFORE RETIRING. skull

LauraV
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   Posted 2/3/2006 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   

I understand how awful that horrible taste is.  I had it too, really bad.  Try increasing your PPI dosage to 60 or even 80 mg/day, or try switching PPI's until you find one that can control the taste.  There are also meds called prokenetics that help tighten the LES and hopefully reduce the amount that you're refluxing.  Speak with your doctor.  You shouldn't have to deal with something so disturbing.

Laura


Joan M
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   Posted 2/4/2006 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks LauraV. I wrote down your suggestions for when I see the doc. Actually I am switching from nexium to omeprazole because it is cheaper. My health plan was really choaking me on my script charges. So maybe the new drug will be more effective. I'll mention the prokenetics too and see what the good doctor says. God knows, I'm doing my part to control the mess.
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