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I just thought I would share my story with everyone and hope in someway it could help anyone else out, as this forum really helped me out only a few days ago. I am a 27 year old male who apparently suffers from acid reflux, back in October 2014 I had really trouble swallowing any food to the point where i was nearly choking on something so small it became scary i went to the docs and he said it could be acid reflux and prescribed me lanzoperzole, after a few days I started to feel pain in my neck really bad, i went back to docs and told him, he said he doesnt know what it is so I was sent to an ENT specialist who told me I had a nose infection, no big deal a month of antibiotics and then an another appointment to make sure all is well. infection gone I asked him about the pain in my neck which to his words were " take painkillers", that was 20 months ago and I still take them now, co codomol 8 a day. The pain as got worse to the point my life as basically been put on hold, throbbing pains in my neck and severe headaches. After going to docs and constantly being told they don't know what it is, i've been sent for a balirium swallow, physio, muscle specialist and a gastrologist. Nothing was helping at all, until I thought it could be my acid reflux that was causing the pain but surely it cant be if im taking lanzoperzole and codeine. How the heck do I have pain if I am taking the right meds the docs have prescribed for so long. On Monday I stumbled on this website and realised that lanzoperzole do have side effects and can cause my symptoms, not one doctor said this to me, no specialist, no one, just this website. So after thinking it could be lanzoperzole I stopped taking them and although I can feel the pain dimming and hopefully going away, I was suprised I was getting prescribed both the painkiller and pain giver. lanzoperzole does have side effects and can do your body harm, I have also changed my diet to healthy stuff, salads and non citric fruit, these calm the acid down I have been told. I have also booked an appointment to the docs to see if there is any alternative to lanz, as before I started on it I had acid reflux but it didnt affect my life as much as it did when I was on it. I also take a peppermint tablet which are also good for acid.
So if you have pain with taking lanzoperzole you can try not taking them for a few days, eat healthy food and see how your body feels. It helped me, I am no doctor but I know the pain and this helped me.
best of luck
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