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Hi. i`ve told by the doctor I need to go onto Lansoprazole for life.
My condition I think is misdiagnosed as I think I have Achalasia (cardiospasm) as I have small episodes weeks/months apart of not being able to swallow. The food does get "stuck" in my throat and salvia won`t go down. To the only way to clear is be violently sick! This can last between 5 min to 30 min (last epside of 4 hours led me to the doctors). However, it has not occured for the last 6 weeks. I had a tube put down me but nothing conclusive found. I suffer acid reflux only now and again and wouldn`t say any more than a "normal" person. So, I`m not sure why doc is putting me on 30mg Lansoprazole?? I`ve not started taking these yet because I have an outpatient meeting with a nurse who I will discuss with first and then approach doctor if need be. Any advice please? Perhaps Lansoprazole stops Achalasia or the stomach "flap" not opening. I`m just not convinced and don`t want to start some meds if I don`t need them - certainly not for a lifetime and not when I don`t suffer really bad indisgestion. I do have one bad habit, and that`s eating food late before bed, and the odd curry doesn`t help either. Time for some lifestyle changes me thinks! Thanks JJ
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