Chronic burning throat with LPR acid reflux

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hey, I’m currently sat here so fed up needing some help! 

Ive had chronic LPR for 3 years and no idea why! It just started suddenly and I’ve been suffering since.  My throat feels dry and burnt constantly and I can’t get any relief. I’ve been on lasoprazole 30mg twice daily for 3 years and Gaviscon after EVERYTHING  I eat and drink but it’s still always there burning away making me feel so low.  Just wondering if anyone has any useful advice for helping with the throat symptoms? 

Cheers 😭

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    Hi Carla. I started with normal heartburn and then 3 and a half years ago started to get pain in the left side of my throat which subsides and comes back. Now I get pain at the back of the throat which leaves me having to clear mucous away. I would have periods of no silent reflux and then 6 weeks later it comes back. I started drinking water with a PH of over 7.1 regularly and found it helped. Maybe give it a try, what have you got to lose? I hate living with this horrible disease, it takes over your life. 
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      Cheers for the reply.  I was looking at getting some alkaline drops for water. Do you use bottled alkaline or the drops? Just unsure what to buy.  My ears burn with it too ffs. It’s making me feel so crap. 

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      I started with the drops, then started buying bottled water from amazon. The other thing I would suggest is to not eat anything that comes in a jar because of its high acidic levels, avoid fruits such as lemons, oranges etc, coke, caffeine and fatty foods. You need to try and keep you’re body in an alkaline state, it’s hard work at times, as with you there’s no reason why i should be getting this, I’m not exactly overweight lol! all the tests I’ve had always come back fine, it’s a mystery. All I know is no PPI means awful heartburn, On PPI’s I get a sore throat, feel like I can’t bloody win. 
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    By the way 60mg of lansoprezole is an extremely high dose of PPI. Try the things I’ve mentioned and see if you can get on 30mg. I have heard that pepsin which comes from reflux which is what breaks down meat is a cause for sore throats. Apparently it can lay dormant until you eat something acidic and then it activates and starts to try and break down throat tissue. However alkaline water is supposed to kill off pepsin because it can’t survive the non acidic environment. 

    Hope ght helps. 

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    I understand exactly how you feel. I have been battling this monster for the past 6 months and here is what I've found that works:

    One of the most important things to do is to believe that you will get better. I went through a period where I felt like I was going to have to suffer for the rest of my life and I kept getting worse and worse. 

    Order the Reza Band - this has been my biggest lifesaver. Pricey, but worth every penny!

    Nexium - 40 mg in the morning - been doing this for almost 3 months - pretty soon I will be on 20 mg a day and then I'm hoping after a month or two to be taking papaya digestive enzymes in place of Nexium. 

    Hydroxyzine - 25 mg at night for sleep (if you are having trouble sleeping)

    Cold, soft foods are best to help heal the damage.

    Graham crackers, rice cakes, Lay's potato chips (I know these are hard crunchy foods, but they helped me for some reason. I just need to remember to chew them well.)

    Take a 20 ml dose of Mylanta after lunch. Mylanta works better than Gaviscon in my opinion.

    Mineral Spring Alkaline water - the Eternal brand is my favorite 

    Slim fast (can't take vitamin pills, so I've been drinking the vanilla cream - one in the morning). I feel that the vitamins and nutrients in this shake are helping me recover faster.

    I avoid all acidic and fatty foods - including butter and margarine

    Replace mint toothpaste with bubblegum toothpaste 

    Arm and Hammer Instant Relief for Everyday Congestion (Simply Saline) is good to help with the sinuses. I found my sinuses were affected as well.

     

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      Thank you so much for your reply! 

      I’ll definitely take your advice. I’ll try anything it’s so bad.  I think milk is causing a lot of problems for me. I have almond milk mostly but if I have any products with milk added like slimfast I get it really bad 😭.  I’ve just tried a protein shake and feel like my tongues on fire!  Think I’ll just have to eliminate  foods with milk in and see how I go. It just never ends x

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      Hi Adelina34. Just wondering about the Reza Band - most of my throat burning issues seem to be during the day, gradually getting worse til bedtime when fortunately I have no problem sleeping. I understand that the Reza Band is worn at night - do you think it is worth it if my symptoms are during the day? Thanks.
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    I am SO GLAD I found this thread.  I was about to give up.  I’ve been dealing with this about 9 months ago.  I was scared to death I had something really bad going on back there.  I am going to try all the suggestions you had.  I never thought about the alkaline water!  My pain is just on the left side and I usually have ear pain as well.  I think these stomach issues are related to hormone fluctuations.

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    hello carlabear17 as your LPR improved ?? ive got same symptoms as you, also on lanzaprazole 30mg twice aday but doesnt seem to be helping,really getting me down!! had a camera down throat about a year and half ago and got all clear, just seen a raw throat under breast plate, but it seems to be getting worse, cant stop thinking about it☹

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