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I was diagnosed with LPR in July 2017 having gone to my GP with a feeling of a lump in my throat.
The standard PPI's were prescribed and many of them, all with no effect. My symptoms became worse and additional symptoms developed. Pains across my chest, pains under my arms, painful lymph nodes, back pain, headaches, feeling of my throat swelling, choking, sore throat day after day after day!
Camera down my throat into my stomach, camera up my nose and then down my throat, voice therapy, bland diet for six month!!! and I mean six months, no alcohol, chocolate, fatty foods, I didn't cheat once.
Alkaline water everyday, books bought, research conducted, DGL, Mastic Gum, Slippery Elm, natural alternatives. Gaviscon Advance, probiotics, we've all been there.
Paid privately to see a specialist who was happy to take my money and tell me I was going to have this for the rest of my life so "Get used to it"
I felt SO BAD!!! depressed, looking for a miracle, prayed a lot! I really thought it was going to be the end of me. Anxious, unable to enjoy my life anymore knowing that this pain was going to be with me forever.
The alternative medicine did help ease my pain but it didn't get rid of it. At the end of everyday my throat would be so sore.
I've mentioned the probiotics and I was taking these for around 3-4 weeks before I started to notice a slight improvement. I was taking 2 x 3 billion good bacteria in tablet form about 30 minutes before my evening meal.
I continued on this dose for months until a friend came over just before Xmas and handed me an un opened bottle of Acidophilus 20 billion. It may sound silly but in all the hours of research conducted It didn't dawn on me that I could up the strength.
I started taking just one tablet before my main evening meal since Xmas.
Gradually all my symptoms have subsided, so much so I had 2 cans of a Cola yesterday and no issues at all. I had one just to test it and then another as I couldn't believe I wasn't experiencing any pain!!
I'm not saying that this will be the silver bullet for everyone but for me by upping the strength has made such a MASSIVE IMPACT. I'm still in shock that I no longer have a sore throat, any feeling of swelling or difficulty swallowing.
I wanted to share my findings as I know exactly what hell looks and feels like.
Its not a quick fix and has taken several weeks to to get to this stage but they have really helped me.
If you stumble by this post I hope that this information may assist.
Good luck and if I experience any changes I'll come back and post again.
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