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I was diagnosed wrongly as LPR laryngopharyngeal reflux as I had all the symptoms. I was given proton pump inhibitors and that made my symptoms worse. I suffered with throat pain and chest pain for 2 years. I had numerous test such as endoscopy camera down my stomach and camera down my throat which showed mild inflammation, again I was told to take ppi despite telling all the doctors my pain gets worse on ppi.
After two years I saw a doctor who recommended Amitriptyline. in the first week I took
10mg first week
20mg second week
30mg after a year
This has reduced the pain,
My symptoms started after a respiratory problems which I believe led to nerve problems in my throat and esophagus. (sensitive nerve to even normal amounts of reflux)
My advice to anyone with LPR/GERD which started after respiratory problem, and symptoms that are not getting better with antacids and proton pump inhibitors to see their doctor and try Amitriptyline starting with 10mg in the first week then 20mg, if the symptoms improve to 30mg.
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