Hoarseness with GERD?

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BNol
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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 8/3/2006 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Evening to all,
This is my first time here.  Been dealing with GERD now for 2 years.  Been taking Nexium for about a year.  I have considerable amount of stress in my life........ie........husband has non-hodgkins lymphoma and recently was sick with pneumonia PCP, but the story is longer then that.  Was diagnosed back in 2001 and has had numerous chemo treatments.  Was VERY sick back last sept, was in hospital for 5 weeks.  Has and will not be returning to work.  Question is for me is that can you become hoarse with acid reflux?  I have been hoarse now for about 2 weeks, no pain, dry throat a lot, lump in throat (the usual lumpy feeling from GERD) but I called my doc and he said that I was to drink a lot of water.  Anyone else experience this?
 
Barb

skooby
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   Posted 8/4/2006 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Barb

First of all I want to say I am really sorry for your husbands condiition I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Second of all hoarseness is a symptom of Gerd. I do not suffer from it but if you read through past threads on this board there are alot of people dealing with it.

Hope you are feeling better soon

Marsha


Sean B
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   Posted 8/4/2006 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Barb;
         I have been dealing with Gerd symptoms for about a year now.  Hoarsness is a symptom with dry throat.  At times when I'm feeling acidic I often clear my throat excessivley.  I think I may have some type of fibromyalgia as well.  In researching this I found an article which said symtoms can be alleviated by drinking lots of water.
 
  Its too soon to say definitively but for the last 3 weeks I have cut my coffee down to 2 cups a day using sweetner not sugar and the rest of my liquids has been water only.  Not only has my fibromyalgia symptoms improved but so has my acid reflux.  Hope this helps..good luck

pandacrazy
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   Posted 8/9/2006 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Barb, I have heartburn so bad I get sore throats and hoarsness from it all the time. I drink alot of water but doesn't seem to help. You might try to suck on some hard candy. That helps me some. But make sure you still drink alot of water with it also. Barb T

My laundry list of diseases include IBS, UC, GERD, Asthma, Alergies, CAD, Fibromyalgia, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back. 
 
Meds Nexium, Carafate, Singulair, Advair, Proventil inhaler, Plavix, Benadryl, Natural progesterone cream, Optimal digest, Chloridiazepoxide/clidinium caps
 
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ilovecats94
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   Posted 8/11/2006 3:31 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi BNol! Welcome to the group. I have only been here less than a month myself.

I've been on Nexium for almost 4 months, but the side effects are driving me crazy, plus I don't seem to be doing so great or I'd be sleeping right now and not up on the computer. I went to bed at 2:30 AM and was up at 3:30 AM with mild heartburn, so I do my usual of drinking a bottle or two of water, Tums, and a Lortab pain pill as that seems to be the only thing to stop the chest pain.

I started with really bad GERD problems in January due to stress of my son getting married in April.

I also got pneumonia on 4/6, (4 days after the wedding) from GERD, the doctor said. He put me on Zithromax and Bumex and I lost 14 pounds within days and was feeling better. Then a week later he started me on Nexium and I've had worse fluid problems, blurred vision and constipation ever since. I can deal with everything but the edema of the legs/feet/hands.

Sorry to hear about your husband. I'm sure that is an enormous amount of stress on you both.  mad

Yes, you can become hoarse with reflux. I had it and didn't realize it was a sign of reflux. I also had dry coughing in the middle of the night for many years and was told it was allergies. Same for the sore throats I had. One family doctor said it was allergies, so I didn't persue it. The Hall's sugar free cough drops would help with the coughs at night.

I do drink a lot of water. I think you are smart and lucky to be on the Nexium now before things get really bad like they got for me.

My only question is if the Nexium is really working and is it normal for it to take much longer than 4 months to show significant benefits?

I seem to have as many questions as I have some answers though.  confused Don't get me wrong, I'm better, but I'm still suffering and not able to sleep most nights lately.  Still under stress but from a different source. confused

Hugs,
Faye


Hypothyroidism (1958), Diabetes type 2 (1976), Hypercholesterolemia (1989), Gastroparesis (1990), FMS (1995), and GERD (2006).


pandacrazy
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   Posted 8/11/2006 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Faye, I'm not having much relief from the Nexium. I am still up every night with the heartburn and I ended up with asthma from mine and it agravates it when it is really bad. I have to call my doc today because think I have a sinus infection and am having problems with the asthma too. Then have to call the tummy doc about what to do with the heartburn and then the horrible pain that has kept me up last 3 nights with cramps. If it's not one thing it is another with me and all of it seems to come at once like a chain reaction. I know one thing for sure I will never take another thing for cholesterol as long as I live. The last one crestor is what started all these problems in the first place. I was doing fine until then. I am thinking of going with some more natural remedies for my stomach since they can't seem to figure it out. Barb

My laundry list of diseases include IBS, UC, GERD, Asthma, Alergies, CAD, Fibromyalgia, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back. 
 
Meds Nexium, Carafate, Singulair, Advair, Proventil inhaler, Plavix, Benadryl, Natural progesterone cream, Optimal digest, Chloridiazepoxide/clidinium caps
 
Proud Mother of a US Marine Seargent & a future fire fighter!
 
Proud grandma of Isabella Rose, and furry grandson's Kayu, Gizmo & Stewie!

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