consultant gastro doc said I dont believe in LPR!!

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appointment today with above mentioned con, gastro after 3 months typical silent reflux symptoms, all classic symptoms...doc was totally dismissive, after I said no heartburn that the problems were from throat upwards...........he does,nt think LPR exists he said, so seeing my own GP in a few weeks maybe try and see an ENT consultant who hopefully will believes LPR exists...........many NHS  related websites with loads of info on silent reflux LPR seems 3 -6 months double dose PPI is the way to go here,s hoping. any info would be great. Allan the glasgow cabby

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    Yes, that is what Dr Koufas recommends- Double dose PPI's for a few months.  GI's know nothing about silent reflux, and even some ENT as well.  So make sure when you get one they know about it and they have all the equipment needed for this. Sure, the best way to deal with this is diet if not you will be stock with PPI's the rest of you life which will create numerous extra conditions and not really take care of the problem but just the symptoms.

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    Hi Allan,

    When I was Dx with Gerd I don't know if there was such an illness called LPR

    But, this year my symptoms included a Painful Sore Throat, Horseness/loss of voice

    cough, etc.    No heartburn...First saw PC Dx Acute Laryngitis Prescribed Z pack antibiotics

    didn't work on me.....Then My ENT Dx me with LPR ....Esophagram...

    and Gastro..Endoscopy... Being treated by ENT...trying different meds...

    Had tried Nexium and Protonix..Zantac now will begin Dexilant and Allegra/antihistamine

    Be well maria



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