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Hi...I'm a 38 year old Male who has been suffering with reflux for 10 years. I've had all the normal tests all be it 10 years ago and was told the reflux wasnt that bad and they put me on omoprezole. It worked a treat and was heartburn free for 8 years except if i had a heavy night out or missed a dose.
However for the last 2 years ive been suffering with a sore throat on the left side which last for weeks, then subsides and then comes back. The doctor prescribed me with Lansoprezole, which again kept my heartburn at bay but didnt help with my throat. I then decided to pay close attention to my diet, cutting out all trigger foods and bought my self a reflux pillow as the doctor mentioned something about silent reflux. However just recently I started to get a slight burning sensation in my chest which radiated up to my throat, which felt like my throat was closing. The doctor perscribed omoprezole 40mg which i took for 5 days and the heartburn got worse, it didnt help at all. He has now prescribed Esomoprezole 20mg (Nexium) and yesterday was my first day and although i had some relux in the morning it cleared throughout the day, but 14 hours later i could feel that acidic feeling in my throat and chest. I woke this morning again with the same symptoms but also with referred pain in the shoulder. Have PPI's stopped working for me or is it that when you transition from one to another it takes time to work. This disease is taking over my life, i'm scared it could be something worse and even more worried because i have very young children, i here so many scare stories. Any advice would be much appreciated.
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