Lump in throat

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Hi I have been on lanzoprozole for nearly 4 weeks for acid reflux and lump feeling in my throat can anyone tell me how long I need to be on the tabs before they start to work really fed up with this perm lump feeling and tight chest when sitting upright. 

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    Hi Lisa, I use to have a lump like feeling and felt like I couldnt get a full breath, after about 2 months on ompreazole my breathing was fine, however I've been on medication for nearly a year now and sleep raised however I still regularly cough up phlegm in the mornings, I take 20mg of ompreazole twice I day!

    Hope it clears up for you soon.

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      Thank you so much for quick response I have 30mg once daily so hopefully then I should feel better in another couple weeks, I also regularly cough up phlegm too, and also breathless. You wouldn't think acid would cause such problems. Thanks again Stephanie. X 
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    Hello lisa,

    I think it depends.. it varies person to person from what I've found. I was on lanzoprasol for 2 weeks and it didn't work for me, then omeprazole and it didn't do much better so I'm now on pantoprazole 80mg daily. All in all ive been on ppis for a year and unfortunately still have a lump in my throat and a pressure in my chest but I do know people who have been on ppis for 1 month and theyre much better now! If you feel lanzoprasol isn't working I'd suggest changing over to anothet ppi! I really hope you get better soon.. I know how nasty these symptoms are!

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    The lump in the throat feeling is probably globus when the cricopharyngeal muscle that controls the upper oesophageal sphincter goes into spasm attempting to prevent extra-oesophageal reflux.

    Lansoprazole is good at reducing acid but not reducing reflux. You need to try ad control that by lifestyle:

    Lose weight if necessary. Don't overfill your stomach - eat little and often.

    Avoid tight clothes. Avoid exercise and movements that will compress the stomach after food.

    Leave at least 3 hours between last meal and going to bed. Raise the head of the bed 6 to 8 inches on blocks.

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      I can't say I suffer too much with heartburn but think your prob right about trying too loose weight I am very slim but have a large belly. Thanks for your advice x 
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    Give it a couple of more weeks and as others have said, its not a license to get what you want, when you want and wear tight clothes. I am on 30mg a day, but I must eat regularly and avoid certain foods otherwise the meds don't work.
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