LPR REFLUX STARTED AFTER SUDDEN FLU/RESPIRATORY DISTRESS

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My LPR started after a sudden flu/respiratory distress. It started with breathing problems, cough and sore throat.  I went to doctors and the doc prescribed inhalers and ppi. After taking Omeprazole for 2 weeks my throat started to burn worse, I went back to gp and he prescribe gaviscon advance, still burning throat, my gp than prescribe Lansoprazole my throat was still burning. whilst on ppi my zinc and iron level dropped. I've stopped ppi and just take gaviscon advance. I 've still got inflammed throat after10 months and my ear started to hurt, and I am not getting better. LPR reflux has ruin my life.  Doctors don't know how to treat it. I am so fed up and sad. I believe its not just acid reflux,but also bile,pepsin and other digestive enzymes.  The problem is the upper Laryngeal  Sphincter with LPR. Has anyone had any luck with their LPR.

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    intereseting that you mentioned bile reflux. I have been diagnosed several times by many ENTs that I have acid/ silent reflux and then one GI said I could have bile reflux if I have a bitter taste. I kinda do have a bitter taste I think but its very suttle so im not totally sure. There could be many causes of AR including having a weak les or or another theory the pylorus muscle tenses up. Another theory is that there is a big bacteria build up forcing acid/ bile/ pepsin up the esophagus. Ive had the pepsin test and it came back negative. Im hoping to have an endoscope and to see if I can get a diagnosis of either acid or bile reflux. 

    I have had a sore throat/ tongue/ since early this year. Ive been on ppis for a few months and have changed  my diet to no avail. 

    I also had breathing problems, cough and sore throat earlier this year after I took antibiotics and thats when this nightmare started. 

    Ive been told many times that its not cancer so Im somewhat relieved although others have been told the same and they were wrong. 

    I still havent had my thyroid checked. The levels are normal but I still want to do an ultrasound to rule it out. 

    A few questions for you...

    Do you also have throat clearing/ phlegm? I have had to spit a lot of mucous out since this all started and still do. I also had a bad round of asthma this year right when this started and ive never had that before. this is why i think i have LPR and not something more sinister but im still working on getting it diagnosed. 

    Ive never had a sore throat this long. 

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      yes, I do have throat clearing.  I was seen by ENT and had an  endoscopy, doc said my throat was inflammed and diagnose LPR.

      I,ve also never had a sore throat this long.

      Although I have been diagnose as LPR. I am still worried it could be cancer. Good luck to you and hope you feel well soon.

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    Hi Feb, have you had an ENT specialist look at your throat? It seems that the only treatment is PPI's and Gaviscon Advance. I suppose for a lot of people it just goes away as quickly as it came.
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      unfortunately ppi's made my symptoms worse.  Gaviscon advance is the only medicine that puts a raft on top of the stomach, keeping acid,bile pepsin down; however its still not enough relieve for LPR sufferer.

       

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    Hi Feb, don't be despondent. Are you trying to manage the LPR  with diet? It's not easy but it is doable. I'm trying Dgl liquorice, probiotics and vit D. I'm sure that a lot of people get better but we never hear about them because they stop using the site.
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