LPR theory/question

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MOB1123
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   Posted 12/7/2006 1:52 PM (GMT -7)   
My LPR started at a time where I was under high stress and applying clotrimazole betamosone. I'm think the cortisteroid may have weakedned my UES. Do you think the combination of high stress and betamsone (cortisteroid) cause LPR. Another person I asked said she also had stress and used an inhaler for her asthma (astham medicine usually contains steroids.) Tell me what you think.

Patty B.
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   Posted 12/8/2006 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I just asked my doc (whatever the name of the specialist is that does the scope down the throat thing is) about what could cause such a thing and he said it's damage caused to the upper stomach valve over time be it diet or how you are physically made. Of course stress adds to acid and that is a cause of wear and tear to. He says he gets sixteen year olds and younger in his practice with this stuff. I am now to be tested for LPR now that regular reflux and other esophageal stuff has been eliminated. I have probably had this condition for years but was never really affected by it to the point of needing to see a doc.
I know this does not directly address your post but thought it might be a good place to mention what my doc told me today concerning LPR.
Hope you get some thoughts more along your lines.
Patty B.

When I put my foot in my mouth I hope someone will tell me before I wiggle my toes.


MOB1123
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   Posted 12/9/2006 6:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Damage done by diet? What does he mean by that? Acidic foods? Salt foods? Fatty foods? I don't. For me to rarely get heartburn, than LPR all of a sudden is kind of weird. And there's reports saying they're not even sure if the UES is responsible for LPR. But I guess I have had a pretty bad diet.

Patty B.
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   Posted 12/9/2006 8:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Damage done by diet? Yeah , sorry I didn't ask specifics (but the clown in me saw someone eating gravel) I was just relieved that he didn't find any cancer in me and was too high to concentrate on specifics.
I never had heartburn either until one day all of a sudden I was in mysterious agony--weird.
I'm trying to understand how this LPR works to--he said if I still have high acid while on meds after this ph probe test that I will need surgery on valve on the top of my stomach. But a write up I read here said something about the top of the esophagus--I need to research further.
(Funny--I worked on the animated cartoon The Magic School Bus. We did an episode of the digestive tract and had all the anatomical names down pat but can't think of them for the life of me now!)
All the best...
Patty B.

When I put my foot in my mouth I hope someone will tell me before I wiggle my toes.


friendlygal
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   Posted 12/19/2006 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   

Patty, that is cool that  you worked on the magic school bus (I am a teacher)!

I have this constant lump in my throat. The barium swallow showed that i have bad acid reflux, yet the endoscopy showed my esophagus to be normal.

Does anyone know if this means that I have LPR?  My primary doctor is having me take reglan to tighten my LES muscle.  I'm wondering if the reason why I'm not getting better is because the problem is my UES, not my LES.  Are there any drugs to tighten the UES? 

 


rijssel
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   Posted 12/19/2006 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I am learning that stress can do all kinds of wacky things to your body. You might not be aware that you are stress, you just start getting all these symptoms.
I just started reading John E. Sarno book and see if that changes things.
 

friendlygal
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   Posted 12/20/2006 6:24 AM (GMT -7)   
rijssel said...
I am learning that stress can do all kinds of wacky things to your body. You might not be aware that you are stress, you just start getting all these symptoms.
I just started reading John E. Sarno book and see if that changes things.
 
OH, I was very aware of the stress that I was under in the summer.  I didn't eat a thing during a grieving time.  And this is what caused my GERD (NOT EATING).  I think, however, that now I am in a long recovery period.  When I go to yoga, the beach, laugh, I still have the GERD.  And, people around me don't even know that I have it.  I try to relax as much as I can...I think that in my case, not eating at all will take a while to recover from (even when I relax...)...
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