GERD sore throat ? time for healing ? plz help

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i am on ppi for last 4 days but no improvement till now...i know it takes time but how long it takes ? sore throat is hurting me so much ...i have made strict changes to diet and lifestyle??? could gerd be cured completely ??? does it go away as it came ?plz reply 

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    Hi jack I’m sorry you are suffering - throat pain from gerd is awful I know.  The Ppis will help but it takes some time for the throat to heal.  There is a lot of good advice on here from people in the same situation if you look through older posts.  Yes you will recover but take care of your diet as you have been doing.  It took a couple of months in my case but everyone is different - hope you feel better soon.
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    It depends on what is causing the GERD.  Have you been getting any improvement at all?  It can take up to eight to twelve weeks for significant improvements to set in. Have a look at your patient leaflet because this timescale may vary on what PPI you are taking, the strength and dosage.    I have chronic GERD and take antacids frequently.

    Have you tried eating little but often, and not eating before going to bed? Have your diet changes helped at all?  I avoid very spicy foods like chillies and ginger and I am careful with fatty foods too.  When my GERD started, all fatty foods were a problem, now it is only certain greasy foods that cause trouble like salame and chips cooked with lard.   At one point, olive oil was a trigger, now it doesn’t affect me.

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      thanks a lot for ur info !! now do u have gerd symptoms or completely cured ? im 21 yrs old im off my college for a week because of this sore throat...yes i already doing stuffs u said.....
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      My GERD is ongoing and I need to take regular antacids so I am not cured. All I can do is manage my reflux.  A specialist told me I have a weak oesophageal sphincter.
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      Hi Jack

        Antacid could cause rebound effect if you take it routinely.  PPI such as Protonix, Prevacid, Nexium, Prilosec is the strongest PPI help to reduce stomach acid.  For me, I try Protonix 40 mg before breakfast, but it is not enough.  So I took Famotidine 20 mg at bedtime.

        You should get your doctor to get endoscopy to see you might have H-Pylori infection.  If it is positive, doctor to give to PPI and antibiotic for 10-14 days.  BTW if they order breath test for H-Pylori, you need to be off PPI for at least 2 weeks, or 2 days if your taking H2 blockers (Famotidine, Ranitidine, Cimetidine).  Endoscopy is an easy procedure.  It will help doctor to give you a diagnosis such hiated hernia, gastritis, or ulcer, ect.  Good luck.

        Try avoid food that irritate your stomach such as coffee, caffeine, fat food, fried food, spicy and hot food, citrus fruits.  Take care

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      i have done my endoscopy!!! it came back normal and i too have a lax esophageal sphincter ....it all started last year when i went to china ......i have to stay here for another 3 years! i think the food didnt suit me well..so i said bye to fried noodles and all those snack items ..now im on strict diet for a past week...my doubt is why it GERD cant be sent back  to doom as it came ,,....since we have been gerd from birth we acquire it at some point in life .......why cant it be cured as it came ?? is it possible....or lifelong we have  to suffer from this illness
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      and my ultrasound is negative for hiatal hernia gallstones etc....my GI said it was diet induced
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      You should try avoid food caused GERD.  I am recently diagnosis with mild chronic gastritis, and small hiated hernia.  I was shock for chronic gastritis.  I felt some thing wrong about my stomach in last April.  I am in medical profession, so I took Prevacid for 5 days, and Pepcid for another 5 days.  Then I was fine.  But I started to have abdominal discomfort in late October, and finally had endoscopy in Dec.  If i eat something wrong, I had pain about 2 after meal.

      I avoid foods that my doctor told me to avoid such as fat & fried food, soda, citric food, chocolate (I paid hard lesson during Christmas), hot and spicy food (I used to love).  I eat small meal, about 4-5 times a day.  I found that I could tolerate rice soup and fish, sweet potatoes, potatoes.  I am on Omeprazole 40 mg before breakfast (from my GI doctor's prescription), but my primary MD add sucralfate after I requested.  I also take Pepcid 20 mg po at bedtime.

      You could google "gastritis Ines, a blog from her "how I cured my gastritis.  She recommend slippery elm, Zin Carosine, and DGL licorice a long with PPI.  In her blog, there is quite useful tip.  Off course you should follow your doctor's prescription, and figure out what food to avoid.

       In youtube, there is recommendation of rice water.  I have not try it yet, but porridge really make my stomach soothing.  

       Also try to relax.  Stress could exacerbate gastritis.  Allow time for medicines work and heal stomach.  Good luck.

        

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