Laryngopharygeal Reflux

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Just found a fantastic video on You Tube that has simply the best explanation of correctly diagnosing LPR and also listing all surgical and natural fixes.

Just do a search for "Laryngopharygeal Reflux Beamont Hospital". It really opened my eyes!

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    Hi what symptoms do you experience 
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      Hi

      Had full blown acid reflux for 30 years. Accidentally changed life style and it went away and changed to LPR - zero heart burn and zero regurgitation. So symptoms are irritated throat at night, some sinus, dry throat during night needing water and Aqua spray (saline with sadly a few nasties). This is on a no grains, no sugar, no dairy diet with no food after 5:30PM. Can get you down having to be so disiplined but my dad died of a bleeding cancerous throat so I do have a massive incentive. Siblings all have gerd and hernias BUT keep taking huge doses of Nexium and Pariot and dont believe in what I do. Interestingly they STILL get strong acid in the throat to the choking stage! The band aids I use are Aple cider vinegar, slippery elm with 4 tablespoons of aloevera, Buderim ginger etc. gaviscon tabs to fix the odd bad night. Totally shed PPI's and ranitidine. DGL made that possible and I take 6 a day. Hope this is of some use. Hope to be totally systom free in 6 months with the bed back on the floor!

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      Hi Rex, I've got gastric reflux and LPR. I am really interested to know about holistic treatments particularly DGL liquorice. Is it really helpful and how long does it take to have any effect?
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    I've just watched the YouTube video - it was excellent.  The symptoms described are very much like my own - I'm due to see a specialist shortly after Christmas and believe that the diagnosis will be LPR.  I've  been prescribed PPIs and have already made big adjustments to my diet as recommended in the video.  These changes have been helping.  I've been resting my voice as much as possible (my singing voice has gone completely).  Thank you very much for drawing my attention to the video.

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      As I see it Pat it is very hard to find a method that exactly fits your own symptoms. Many here reccomend Jamies book yet I didnt get a great deal from it BUT in your case with singing it could be the bees knees for you. I know how you feel voice wise. Early on before I started to get better I couldnt talk through a doctors appointment without using a saline spray. Even had troubles talking for 10 minutes on the phone! Anyway tomorrow will really be the big test for all us LPR-ers wont it? I'll be wearing a sign around my neck saying "PLEASE DONT FEED ME".

      Have a great Xmas and just look at the food dont eat it!

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      Hi Rex

      Hope you got through Christmas without too much trouble.  It's a bit of a struggle isn't it?  I was interested in what you said to another member about slippery elm and aloe vera.  I've thought about taking both of them myself  but didn't know anyone who had used either of them, so I'd be interested to hear your experience and how effective you think they are. 

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      Hi Pat - I put a teaspoon of slippery into 4 tablespoons of aloevera and make up 8 ounces with water. Drink this first thing in the morning. Sadly I havent a clue if it does much but I never get constipated. Also take ACV, half a lemon as well, as a get you started in the morning! I dropped coffee 12 months ago so its really missed in the morning. Lots of fun this refux lark isnt it?
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    Hi Rex, just wanted to Sid you about your great success with DGL. Does it stop all your symptoms? How long does it take to make a significant difference? It's so helpful to talk to people who find something that works for them.
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      Hi Julie - it varies with many on Amazon saying its a 100%. I reckon it has worked 90% for me but has been fantastic for making throat a lot more less sensitive and got rid of that stuck in your throat feeling. For that alone I rate it A+! Anyway I'll know for sure at the end of January when I go forfirst endo since starting it. At leastI know that I'm not increasing my risks of osteo.
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    Hi Rex, you seem to have such a positive approach to dealing with this, it's so refreshing. Well I've been taking the DGL for about 6 weeks now but I've had these symptoms on and off for a while so maybe I need longer to heal. Have you tried digestive enzymes? I didn't know if it was worth giving it a try.
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