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I started with LPR 3 years ago and started having heartburn too last Christmas. I have had 5 gastroscopies over the years and several ENT scopes. I am awaiting manometry which has now been cancelled. I have tried several PPIs and H2RAs and had adverse effects from all of them ranging from burning stomach, erosive gastritis, food sitting in my stomach for longer and causing reflux to shoot up the gullet and burn my throat and the usual headache, severe nausea etc The rebound from chopping and changing drugs has undone any good the medications could have done.
Life is a daily struggle and has become unbearable recently because Gaviscon Advance which has been the only medicine to help me along with the Acid Watchers Diet has started burning my throat and my gullet. I thought at least a Rennie would help but even those have started to burn my gullet and cause heartburn. The pain has been so severe that it has made me cry. Anxiety and depression very high. It is difficult to get a proper appointment with a doctor for obvious reasons and I am reluctant to go to A and E for the same reasons. I have been given Lansoprazole 30 mg to try again even though they caused my throat to get very sore and dry last time and caused ulcers in my mouth and I am worried this will exacerbate the problems I have with swallowing which are significant. Has anyone else had OTC antacids/ alginates cause severe burning in throat and gullet or been in a similar situation as me? I am pretty desperate, I feel that I have exhausted all forms of help and feel very frightened. Thank you.
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