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My symptoms started about 2 weeks ago as far as I know. I had been sick with laryngitis and sinus issues for a while. Went on antibiotics and everything seemed to be clearing up. I had scheduled an appointment with my ENT during my time fighting sinus issues and almost cancelled the appointment because I seemed better. I went ahead and went and told him everything that had been going on. I told him my biggest complaint is that my voice still sounded a little raspy and I had a slight cough that was hanging on. He went a head and ran a scope in my throat for just a few seconds and said my esophagus was very red and irritated. He prescribed me Prilosec 40 mg and sent me on my way. I didn't take it because my throat was not hurting and I seemed fine, but over the next couple days my throat began to burn. I went ahead and started myself out on the Prilosec OTC 20 mg because 40 mg just seemed like a lot. Over the next few days I noticed a pattern that the reflux would start right before I ate lunch and of course at bedtime. This has went on every day for the last 2 weeks. On Friday I went to the doctor because my anxiety is through the roof. I'm having panic attacks and I didn't feel the medicine is working. He had me go ahead and take 20 mg in the morning and 20mg at night. After 9 days on this medicine total I'm not seeing any relief. At night is the worse. All the pain is in my throat mostly. The cough is there daily. Sometimes the pressure goes to my ears and sinuses. Antacids don't help. Not much does. Im losing weight from not eating very much. Everything tastes terrible and my mouth burns. Anyone else experience any of this? How long did it take for you to see improvement with medicine? I've changed my diet completely and I've been sleeping sitting up for the last 2 weeks. Nothing seems to help.
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