Gord diagnosis, but scared !

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Hi, I am a mature lady but am happy to admit I am worried ! Suffered dreadful sore throat two months ago. Antibiotics did not help so subsequent gp diagnosed gord. I was prescribed a month of omeprazole and am now in the final week. I no longer have raging sore throat but seem to have enlarged glands in throat and am sooo worried it is something serious. Could the ppi be causing other issues or should I return to gp and ask him again for more reassurance ?? He probably thinks I am a massive hypochondriac. Thanks for reading and look forward to any responses.

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    Hi Suzywong

    Sorry to hear you are suffering.

    Have you had any tests done? To confirm reflux you usually you need a barium swallow, endoscopy, 24 hr pH testing at least to 100% confirm this. Have you had a blood test to eliminate thyroid?

     

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      No, no tests at all ! Am very overweight ( determined to alter this ! ), so guess natural diagnosis is gord ??
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    Hi Suzywong

    Try the low acid acid diet (Jamie Koufman Dopping Acid book). and Probiotics. Unfortunately we all have to give up the nice things like chocolate, coffee, alcohol LOL!!

    Giving up dairy as well can help. It's a miserable ailment but can be overcome. Stress also plays a factor (a bit chicken and egg really). I've had the operation but it hasn't totally cured me,

    There is a lot of info out there and some great stuff on these forums.

    What cures one doesn't work for another. Keeping a food diary is good to see what makes you worse

    Keep plodding on (I would advise you to also go back to your GP and ask for testing if you are still suffering)

    Another thing I was told by an eminent doctor is that food intolerance can cause this too

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    Ni Hao Suzy,

    what dosage of omeprozole?

    Claudio

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      Suzy,

      the omeprozole should be "tapered" not stopped

      cold turkey.

      If, you did not receive the taper process, be sure to

      call your GP and obtain their suggestion.

      Rebound....omeprozole once terminated, the gastric cells respond by producing excess, thus your symptoms might return.

      Therefore, tapering is recommended.

      and I would suggest you ask for blood lab work including Thyroid.

      Losing weight is super difficult but suspect you can get it done.

      Claudio

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      Thank you ! Doc said that when I finish medication, symptoms may return which will indicate that I may need further tests or to continue with ppi on long term basis !
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      you don't want a PPI "long term basis"...my suggestion would be to ask your dr if you could take 6mg of Melatonin for a periiod of time to "prevent" recurring symptoms...Both Omeprozole and Melatonin have almost identical chemical structure..and its a natural hormon "within the body"..Melatonin Inhibits nitric oxide (NO) biosynthesis reducing the rate of TLESRs and has Inhibitory action on gastric secretion.

      The long term use of a ppi has "implicatons"...There are many scientific studies that demonstrate these implications

      Claudio

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      Hi - the reflux md website confirms all the excellent info Claudio has given you. Well worth following up and remember you are never alone here.
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      Guys, thanks for all your great advice. Will touch base here if symptoms recur after drug course is finished and uf I return to gp. It is comforting to know there is help and support available. Thanks again, will keep you posted ♥
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      Julie, my throat has improved so am assuming the omezrapole has helped with that ?? Just now left with uncomfortable throat, very phlegmy ! Am keeping an eye on diet to see what helps or makes worse. Am sure I will be returning to gp though :-( Hope you feel better soon x
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      mick,

      As far back as 2006, Professor de Souza Pereira in the World Gastroentrology Journal, reported that melatonin may be a relevant therapy for GERD and published a comparison of the action of a melatonin combination formula and omeprazole in GERD therapy, do a "google scholar" search using Professor de Souza Pereira. both omeprazole and melatonin reduce acid secretion, by memory...omeprazole was longer lasting but with side effects whereas melatonin produced "benefits"...Claudio

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      Here in the US and Canada it is over the counter at all health food stores...from 3 mg to 6 mg and inexpensive.

      .

      Its easily available in hong kong, taiwan, and china..I'm not sure about the EU...but I would like to know, perhaps you could call both a vitamin shop and a pharmacy?

      Claudio

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      Hi Donclaudio

      You can buy online from UK also

      By the way you are such a great help to us - where do you get all your wonderful knowledge from?

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      am nearlng a centruy in age with being blessed with family, relatives, and friends in the medical field..from phd's to good ole RN's.

      But, in no way do I consider myself "knowledgeable"...I know a little about a lot only...for the past 4 years have been spending from 30 to 40 hours weekly doing specific studies in MND, Gastroentrology ( within the Heliocobacter Pylori bacteria area) Oncology, and some overlaps into other fields of study. Wife diagonsed in 2010 with ovarian Cancer, and other problems...currently all "negative"...its getting near time for me to spend more time outside in my garden...fruit tress need pruning, some grafting too (with the help of Stephen Hayes in the UK) and looking forward to a visitor from NE China soon for 2 weeks, ..........claudio

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