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I've been getting a slightly sore throat and a hoarse voice on and off for a few months now. More recently I've also started to get a very persistent mild burning pain in the middle of my chest. Rather than coming and going like full on heartburn it just seems to be there more of the time then I get periods where I goes away but I haven't yet noticed a pattern as to why. I saw the doctor who put me on 20mg a day omeprazole for acid reflux but I'm coming up to week 3and I haven't noticed a difference yet. My questions are:
1. For people that have reflux/GERD/LPR-does this sound like what you have
2. For people who have been put on this type of tablet, how long did you find it takes to work and is this a low dose-maybe I need a higher dose
3. What time of day do people find is best to take these tablets?
I've tried cutting down caffeine, chocolate, alcohol and other foods which might cause it. I've noticed more recently that I seem to burp quite a lot and I also quite often feel like when I burp I'm going to bring a bit of sick up but I never actually do. I don't seem to find there's much difference with different types of foods (at least not quick enough that I can attribute it to that particular food) but I feel like the burning pain has definitely gotten worse since I've started feeling anxious about it. I do have health anxiety so when I worry, I REALLY worry! I've also noticed I keep getting blocked feeling ears since its been bad recently but I don't know if that's related.
Any help/input would be appreciated!
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