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I have suffered with bad reflux (at least that's what I think it is) for 3 weeks now after a night of drinking. I have never suffered with it before in my life (I'm 18), but however about an hour or so after drinking quite a few vodkas I developed a feeling of a lump in my throat when I swallowed which wouldn't go away no matter how much water I drank or food I ate. This persisted along with other symptoms including a bitter taste in my mouth, belching (gross I know), nausea, and pretty much anything I eat or drink (including water) lingers in my throat soon after consuming it. A week after this all started I went to my GP and he prescribed me 40mg omeprazole to take for 1 week. after about 2 days of taking it the lump sensation in my throat went and my other symptoms were improving a bit, but didn't completely go. I stopped taking them after one week and then 3 days later the acid reflux was really bad, and the lump sensation came back. I then rang my GP and expained the situation and he has prescribed me 20mg omeprazole to take for a month. 3 days later and the acid reflux is the same, it isn't getting better whatsoever and the lump sensation is still there. I just don't know what to do anymore, I'm so worried because like I said I have never experienced reflux before and this isn't the first time I have had a lot of vodka. I can't sleep at night and no matter how much I have my head elavated I still feel that things are trying to come back up... I haven't drank any alcohol since, I don't smoke, I eat a healthy diet, drink no carbonated beverages (literally only water) .... I'm doing everything they say to prevent reflux and it's just not going, I'm so fed up. Any advice please I would really appreciate it.
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